LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Edwin Rivera of Lake Charles is behind bars, accused of attacking and raping a Lake Charles woman in her home last Monday morning. Police say the suspect entered the home uninvited and used pepper spray to subdue the victim.
Officials say a Lake Charles officer responding to the call and an off duty Sheriff's deputy living in the area noticed suspicious behavior from Rivera. Shortly after, a foot chase ensued.
Rivera was caught and arrested on charges of home invasion and aggravated rape.
Police believe this is not the first time Edwin Rivera has committed such a crime. If anyone any information, please call the Lake Charles Police Department at 491-1311.