West Baton Rouge sheriff's office identifies suspect in alleged kidnapping, rape

Elijah Cador

ERWINVILLE — The West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office on Friday identified the suspect arrested in their investigation of the alleged kidnapping and rape of an East Baton Rouge Parish woman. 

Maj. Bryan Doucet said Elijah Cador, 12664 Maple St., Erwinville, was booked into the West Baton Rouge Parish Jail Thursday evening on a count of first-degree rape and false imprisonment.

The victim told authorities Cador kidnapped her Thursday morning near Baker and brought her into West Baton Rouge Parish to sexually assault her. 

Doucet said detectives are still trying to piece together how Cador and the woman know each other but the victim said she had filed a restraining order against Cador recently.

Doucet said Friday they haven't found any filing of the protective order the victim spoke of, but did find a restraining order on file at the parish courthouse a different woman had filed against Cador.

The West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office is working with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office on the investigation of the incident. Doucet said East Baton Rouge Parish detectives are handling the kidnapping side of the investigation. 

Casey Rayborn Hicks, spokeswoman for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, did not immediately return calls Friday morning for comment. 

It was previously reported that authorities received a 911 call around noon Thursday from a security guard at Lucky Louie's Truck Stop & Casino in Port Allen claiming a woman showed up at the business saying she had been kidnapped and raped.

Authorities said they believe Cador was in the process of taking the victim back to Baker when he made the stop at the truck stop, giving the victim an opportunity to escape and call for help.

Cador was later arrested at his home in Erwinville where police also found the car the victim told deputies she was abducted in. 

Casey Rayborn Hicks, spokeswoman for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, said in an email Friday Cador also faces one count of aggravated kidnapping in East Baton Rouge Parish.

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