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HPD captures NOPD suspect accused of raping 7-year-old girl

HPD captures NOPD suspect accused of raping 7-year-old girl

Author: Action News 17/Sunday, December 21, 2014/Categories: Front Page, Crime

HAMMOND—A man sought in the alleged rape and false imprisonment of a seven-year-old New Orleans girl has been arrested in Hammond.

Suspect Andrew J. Hunter, Jr., 23, of New Orleans, was arrested early Sunday by Hammond Police.


Hammond Police say they received a teletype request from New Orleans Police, who were searching for Hunter on the charge of aggravated rape. A relative of the suspect came to HPD and informed them of the man's whereabouts. Officers went to the scene and with help from the suspect's family member, they were able to take Hunter into custody without incident.

Hunter is accused of entering his victim’s home on Franklin Avenue in New Orleans shortly before 6 a.m. on Oct. 17. According to NOPD, the suspect was armed with a pistol and allegedly “forced the girl into another room where he bound her hands and sexually assaulted her.”

As of Monday morning, Hunter remains in the custody of Hammond Police, where he has been booked as a fugitive from another jurisdiciton.


PHOTO: Suspect Andrew Hunter, Jr. (Photo provided by New Orleans Police Department)


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