Crime & Courts

CMPD seeks rape suspect

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say they are looking for a suspect in a southwest Charlotte rape case.

The suspect is identified as Manuel Ayala Carias, and police investigators said he is wanted on second-degree rape charges. The alleged crime took place around midday on Sept. 8 in the Steele Creek area.

Arias is described as a Hispanic male, 5-foot-5 and 160 pounds. He is 39 years old.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact CMPD detectives at 704-336-8228.