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NOPD Identifies Suspect Wanted in Rape Investigation

by Aaron E. Looney

November 4, 2021

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Second District, Sexual Assault

NOPD Identifies Suspect Wanted in Rape Investigation

The NOPD has obtained an arrest warrant for Edward Budd (pictured, white male, DOB: 03-25-1980) in the ongoing investigation of a sexual assault that occurred on May 14, 2021 in the 1000 block of Cambronne Street.

The victim told police that she was sexually assaulted by Budd inside of his residence on the listed date, adding that she did not consent to sexual activity with the suspect.

Detectives have learned that Budd may be using the alias of “Eddie Ortega.”

Anyone with additional information on this incident or on Budd’s location is asked to contact NOPD Special Victims Section Detective Brandon McDonald at 504-658-5522 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.