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WANTED: Deputies search for man wanted for rape of juvenile, additional warrants

Photo provided by the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office.
Monday, July 15, 2013 - 4:45pm

Deputies are asking for help to locate a man who is wanted for the rape of a juvenile, as well as additional active warrants.

The East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for Clovis Matthews, Jr., 33. Officials say he’s accused having sex with a girl who is under the age of 13-years-old.

Officials were made aware of the abuse after they were contacted by a parent of the child back in May. They believe Matthews was made aware of the investigation and has been actively avoiding law enforcement.

“He has additional warrants out for smaller offenses, which include theft charges,” Sgt. Kevin Garig, East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office, explained. “It is suspected that Mr. Matthews is using the residence of several area family members to aid him in evading law enforcement.”

Matthews is described as a black male, approximately 6’3” tall, and roughly 230 lbs.

If you know anything regarding his whereabouts, call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867). You can also text your tip to CRIMES (274637). Include CS225 at the beginning of your message.


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