Police release sketch of rape suspect

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 15, 2016

By Melanie Ruberti



LaGRANGE — Investigators with the LaGrange Police Department need the community’s help identifying a suspect in a sexual assault case.

According to police, the man raped and molested a 13-year-old girl at a home in the 1400 block of Juniper Street on Jan. 9.

Detectives met with the teen Monday at the West Georgia Medical Center’s emergency department.

The girl described the male as African American with a slender build, about 6 feet tall.

Anyone with information is asked to contact LPD Detective John Slonaker at 706-883-2643, Sgt. William Nelson at 706-883-2688 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000.

Melanie Ruberti is a reporter with LaGrange Daily News. She may be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2156.