Man sought in teen rape

NORCROSS - Police continue to look for a 30-year-old Norcross man accused of raping a woman at a Norcross hotel Monday morning.

Capt. Brian Harr, Norcross Police Department spokesman, said the man, whose name is not being released, and the 17-year-old woman from Stone Mountain he is accused of assaulting met in a hotel room at the Extended Stay America on Monday.

He said investigators believe the woman and the man where dating, and police believe the man was living at the hotel.

Harr said the teen told police she went to the man's hotel room, but he would not let her leave when she wanted to and that is when the rape occurred. The teen called 911 after the incident and Harr said police received the call about 1 a.m.

"We also believe he assaulted her and in front of her 1-year-old child who was in the room," Harr said.

Harr was unsure about the sex of the child, but he believes the 1-year-old was unharmed, having only witnessed the assault.

He said a warrant has been obtained for the arrest of the man, and he is charged with rape, false imprisonment and cruelty to a child.

He said the next step is trying to find the man responsible for the alleged rape.

"We believe (the man) has a criminal history of fleeing and eluding, so we are not releasing his name for fear he will try to run," Harr said.

A hotel employee refused to comment on the incident and said management was not available to speak with a Gwinnett Daily Post reporter and corporate offices were closed due to the holiday.