Sheriff’s Office: Baton Rouge man accused in a rape, beating, and kidnapping _lowres

Kenneth Johnson

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a 19-year-old Baton Rouge man wanted in a beating, kidnapping and rape.

Kenneth Paul Johnson, 8901 Old Hermitage, is suspected of kidnapping the woman and beating and raping her, said Casey Rayborn Hicks, a Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman.

A warrant has been issued for Johnson on counts of aggravated rape, false imprisonment, an offender armed with a dangerous weapon, simple battery, theft and damage to property.

He is also a person of interest in an armed robbery case, Hicks said Thursday in a news release.

Anyone with information concerning this incident or Johnson’s whereabouts may contact the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office at (225) 389-5000 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.