Suspect sought in rape near St. Charles and Washington

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Computer sketch of rape suspect (via NOPD)

Police are seeking the public’s help identifying a man accused of a recent rape at one of Uptown’s most prominent intersections, Washington Avenue near St. Charles.

The suspect is described as a thin, medium-height black man with a thin beard and goatee, diamond stud earrings, a cut in his left eyebrow and tattoos on his forearms, last seen wearing a white T-shirt, black pants and older-style black Reebok shoes.

The rape was reported at 9 p.m Sept. 18 in the 1600 block of Washington Avenue. More information about the circumstances of the attack was not immediately available.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Detective Kurt Coulon Sr. in the Special Victims Unit at 658-5533 or, to leave an anonymous tip with CrimeStoppers that could be eligible for a cash reward, call 822-1111 or 1-877-903-7867.

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