Deputies search for man suspected of raping girl

Justo Venegas (Source: Ascension Parish)
Justo Venegas (Source: Ascension Parish)

GONZALES, LA (WAFB) - Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a suspected rapist.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reported Justo Venegas, 31, of Gonzales, is wanted on a charge of forcible rape.

Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said the sheriff's office received a call on June 9 about a girl who had been raped at her home in Gonzales.

Investigators believe Venegas rode away from the scene on a bicycle, leaving his red 2003 GMC single-cab truck behind.

If you know his whereabouts, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.

You can also call the sheriff's office at 621-4636 or send a text message to 847411.

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