Man wanted for 2011 Kenner rape case found at Mexico border

Man wanted for 2011 Kenner rape case found at Mexico border
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POSTED: Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 10:00pm

UPDATED: Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 10:04pm

Kenner police said a man was arrested at the U.S. - Mexico border who was wanted in connection with a rape case.

Police said that U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested Rolando Vargas, 26, on Friday at the Hidalgo International Bridge on the Texas and Mexico border.

Vargas is wanted in connection with the rape of a 20-year-old woman from Alabama. The incident happened in the 2700 block of Idaho Street in Kenner in March 2011.

Vargas is currently being held in Texas and police said he is fighting extradition to Louisiana.

A hearing is scheduled for March 12 in Texas.

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