East Feliciana Parish sheriff’s deputies are seeking the public’s help in located an Ethel man accused in the aggravated rape of a pre-teen girl in May.

Detective Sgt. Kevin Garig said Clovis Matthews Jr., 33, is accused of raping a 12-year-old girl in early May at a residence in the Slaughter area.

Sheriff’s deputies suspect that Matthews, whose last known address was in Ethel, is using the residences of several area family members in an effort to avoid apprehension, Garig said.

Anyone with information that could help deputies find the suspect is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (225) 683-5459.