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UPDATE: NOPD Releases Surveillance Video of Rape Suspect on Chartres Street

by Ambria R. Washington

April 20, 2017

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Eighth District, Sexual Assault

The NOPD’s Special Victims Section has released surveillance video of an unknown male subject fleeing the scene after committing a sexual assault and stealing the victim’s purse.

The incident happened on April 16, 2017. Surveillance video of the suspect can be seen here. The subject is described as a black male in his late 20s to early 30s. He’s about 5’10” in height and weighs approximately 180 to 190 pounds with a thin build. He has a light to medium complexion and was seen wearing a white crew neck t-shirt and blue jeans.

Click here to view the original press release and a composite sketch of the suspect.

If you have any information on the incident or identification of this suspect, please contact Sex Crimes Detective Williams at 504-658-5523 or anonymously to CrimeStoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll free at 1-877-903-7867 or email information to


SafeCam NOLA

SafeCam NOLA is a NOPD initiative that enlists the help of community members in the fight against crime. The SafeCam online registration service was developed by the New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation.

Citizen-provided security camera footage is increasingly becoming an invaluable asset to NOPD, helping establish leads and identify perpetrators. By voluntarily registering your contact information with NOPD through SafeCam NOLA, detectives will know how to reach you if a crime occurs in the vicinity of your camera. Registering your information does not provide NOPD with direct access to your camera and NOPD will only contact you if they believe your camera could contain evidence relevant to a criminal investigation. Evidence provided by your camera could mean the difference between bringing a perpetrator to justice versus leaving a crime unsolved.