Rape suspect is behind bars

Edwin Rivera (Source: LCPD)
Edwin Rivera (Source: LCPD)

By Adam Hooper - bio | email

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.

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