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Sheriff's deputies searching for rape suspect

3 years 4 months 2 days ago June 18, 2013 Jun 18, 2013 Tuesday, June 18 2013 June 18, 2013 10:47 AM in News
Source: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office
By: Russell Jones

GONZALES - Deputies in Ascension Parish asked for the public's help finding a man wanted for raping a young girl.

Chief Deputy Tony Bacala released a photo of Justo Venegas, 31, who's wanted for forcible rape of a juvenile.

Bacala said on June 9 deputies were called out to the victim's residence and told Venegas had raped her. They said he fled the scene on a bicycle, leaving his pickup behind.

Investigators said Venegas was last seen wearing denim capri pants and a white muscle shirt.

Anyone with information about his location or this crime should call the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office at 225-621-INFO (4636). You can also text any tips to their anonymous tip line at 847411.

IMAGE: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office


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