West Monroe police arrested a West Monroe man on suspicion of third-degree rape last week after receiving a report of a disturbance on Suquaknatchah Street.

The victim told officers she was raped by a white man later identified as Dustin Gaynor, 33, of 400 Natchitoches St., West Monroe.

The victim said she went out with friends and later fell asleep, alone in a bedroom, at the house on Suquaknatchah Street.

Later, she said she woke up to Gaynor having sex with her without her consent. She punched him in the face and Gaynor left, according to the April 28 arrest report.

Responding officers stopped Gaynor about a mile away from the location of the alleged rape.

During questioning, Gaynor denied having sex with the victim and declined to answer any further questions.

He was booked at Ouachita Correctional Center and charged with third-degree rape.

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