Crackdown on Crime - Intruder Rapes Teen in Home - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Crackdown on Crime - Intruder Rapes Teen in Home

In the area where Oak Park Subdivision meets Prien Lake Road... It's an area Lake Charles Police say they rarely get calls from, especially the type of call they received around 4 a.m. October 26, 2005: An intruder breaks into a home and rapes a young teenage girl.

"That person forced his way into her house after the rape, the suspect attempted to what we believe try to kill her. During the course of this rape we know that our victim fought violently to get away from her attacker and that attacker overpowered her and then raped her," said Lake Charles Police Sgt. Mark Kraus.  

Leaving her for dead, the suspect fled on foot, but the victim is still very much alive. Home alone with her sister, she calls 911.

Within minutes police were on the scene. Up and down the streets and surrounding blocks, their attempts to find the suspect were unsuccessful. Lake Charles Police Sgt. Mark Kraus says based on the victim's description, investigators believe they are looking for a black male approximately six feet tall, 190 to 200 pounds -- possibly with facial hair.

While the rapist has managed to elude authorities for nearly four years, he left behind an undeniable piece of evidence.

"DNA has been collected, we do have DNA and it is just a matter of time. And we want this guy to know it is just a matter of time before we get that information. The information and the science that comes along with it to find out who this person is."

And when they do... "One day, one day we are going to have a SWAT team assembled maybe at 4 o'clock in the morning, when he did his deed, and then we're going to do our deed and kick in his door and drag that guy off to jail hopefully to never ever be seen again by the public," said Sgt. Kraus.  

Crimestoppers is throwing money behind this crime for tips that lead to an arrest. Anyone with information can reach them at 439-2222 or Lake Charles Police at 491-1311.

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