Lake Charles man arrested on rape charges

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POSTED: Friday, March 29, 2013 - 3:00pm

UPDATED: Friday, March 29, 2013 - 6:35pm

A Lake Charles man has been arrested on rape charges from two separate incidents.

On March 15, LCPD officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of 4th Ave in reference to a complaint of a rape. Officers and Detectives arrived at the scene and learned the female victim was riding her bicycle in the 1400 block of 3rd Ave when she was approached and stopped by an unknown black male. The black male suspect produced a small folding knife and demanded sex from the female victim. The suspect pulled the victim out of public view and attempted to sexually assault her but was unsuccessful. The victim fought the suspect and was able to flee and called the Police Dept.

On March 21, LCPD officers were again dispatched to the 1500 block of 4th Ave in reference to a complaint of a rape. Officers and Detectives again responded and spoke with a different female victim. Officers learned the female victim was walking home when she was approached by an unknown black male. The black male told the female victim he had a knife and demanded sex from the female victim. The suspect pulled the victim from public view and then sexually assaulted her. The suspect later fled the scene and the victim called the Police Dept.

Both victims gave the same physical description for the suspect and one of the victims later observed the suspect walking in the area. Detectives were able to obtain the identity of the suspect and he was arrested for both incidents.

Sean Demeritt Riggs has been charged with attempted aggravated rape, aggravated rape, and indecent behavior with a juvenile. 

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