Police searching for St. Claude rapist

Police searching for St. Claude rapist

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Police are searching for the man who sexually assaulted a woman at gunpoint in St. Claude.

According to NOPD, a woman was walking in the 3000 block of Marais Street around 10:30 p.m. on April 23 when an unknown man approached her. The unknown man forced her into an abandoned house, pulled out a gun and then sexually assaulted her.

The woman described her attacker as a black male, 20-22 years old, about 5'8" - 5'10" tall and weighing about 150 lbs. with a medium build. He has light-to-medium brown skin, a trimmed goatee, low-fade haircut and was wearing a white, short-sleeve crew neck t-shirt and slightly baggy blue jeans. He was armed with a silver .22 caliber handgun.

The above photo is a computer composite police created based on this description.

Anyone with information on this sexual assault is asked to call NOPD's Special Victims Section at 504-658-5523 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 877-903-STOP.

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