Police are on the hunt today for a rape accused who escaped.
A law enforcement source told the Times that it is believed that the escape occurred as the accused was being taken to court this morning in Vieux Fort.
An investigation is underway to determine the circumstances surrounding the escape.
The escapee is accused of having had sexual intercourse with a woman in Mon Repos in September last year without the female’s consent.
The suspect is accused of having forced himself into the woman’s home.
The victim, who had spoken to the Times after the incident, said that the man forced his way into her home through a two-piece door at about 11:25 pm.
The woman said she was alone at the time.
She recalled that the man had wrapped himself in a bed sheet under which he wore a tee shirt and black boxer shorts.
According to the mother of several children, the man pushed her on the sofa and threatened to kill her if she screamed.
She said he later forced her onto a bed where he proceeded to have sexual intercourse with her.
The woman recalled that she managed to escape after telling her assailant that she wanted to urinate urgently outdoors.
She told the Times the assailant demanded to know whether she had a receptacle under her bed in which to do so, to which she replied in the negative.
She said although the man accompanied her to the door, she was able to run away after pretending to stoop down in the yard outside.
The rape accused is known to the victim.
Personnel from the SSU and officers from Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF), are reported to be involved in the hunt for the escapee.
The victim said she was told that her attacker was recently released from prison after serving time for another rape incident.