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Wanted man accused of raping, assaulting teen in Union County

Luis Alberto Cruz-Rojas, 29 (Union County Sheriff's Office) Luis Alberto Cruz-Rojas, 29 (Union County Sheriff's Office)
Luis Alberto Cruz-Rojas, 29 (Union County Sheriff's Office) Luis Alberto Cruz-Rojas, 29 (Union County Sheriff's Office)
Luis Alberto Cruz-Rojas, 29 (Union County Sheriff's Office) Luis Alberto Cruz-Rojas, 29 (Union County Sheriff's Office)
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Deputies in Union County are asking for the public's help locating a man wanted in connection to the alleged rape and assault of a teenage girl.

Luis Alberto Cruz-Rojas, 29, is wanted on two counts of second-degree rape, one count of second-degree kidnapping and assault on a female.

Investigators said the teenage victim is an acquaintance of Cruz-Rojas. They said Cruz-Rojas reportedly assaulted the victim on more than one occasion earlier this year.

Deputies said when Cruz-Rojas found out about the investigation, he allegedly assaulted the victim’s mother before fleeing the area. According to officials, the mother confronted him, telling him if he didn't turn himself in, she would call police. 

His whereabouts are unknown, but he was most recently living in the Indian Trail area and previously had an address in the 1500 block of Walkup Avenue in Monroe, officials said.

Neighbors who live in that Monroe neighborhood told WBTV they will now be on the lookout.

"It angers me. It touches me to my heart, just to know a guy is still on the loose after doing something like that," said Roger Mungo. "I have a young daughter and an older daughter as well. You have to catch this guy, get him off the streets."

Cruz-Rojas could be operating a late 90s-early 2000s model Ford Explorer with an unknown tag number.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Union County Sheriff's Office at 704-283-3789 or Crime Stoppers at 704-283-5600.

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