Do you know this man? JPSO says he's wanted for sex crimes

Chris Miller
July 19, 2019 - 3:18 pm

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying this man.

He is wanted in a sexual battery and obscenity incident that happened Wednesday in Metairie.

According to the sheriff's office, the victim, a woman, had requested a ride-share vehicle come pick her up. The suspect arrived a short time later in a late-model Nissan Sentra or Versa -- but he wasn't the ride-share car that had been assigned to her call.

"The victim, who was unfamiliar with the practice, entered the vehicle at the suspect's urging without verifying if it was the correct vehicle," the sheriff's office said. "The suspect then drove the victim around, and while driving, reached over and inappropriately touched the victim.  He also exposed himself and masturbated in front of the victim as he drove."

The victim eventually managed to escape the vehicle and notify the sheriff's department.

"Our investigators believe that the suspect was not working as a ride-share driver at the time of the incident, but merely posing as one," according to JPSO.

The victim did manage to get pictures of the suspect's face and a large tattoo with her cell phone. 

The sheriff's office says the suspect drove a vehicle similar to the one pictured above.

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