WANTED: Man accused of raping 9-year-old child

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Deputies are searching for a man accused of raping a 9-year-old child.

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said it happened Thursday, and after an investigation, they issued a warrant for his arrest.

They’ve identified the wanted man as 61-year-old Excellent Jean-Gilles.

Detectives have reason to believe he will flee the area if he hasn't already. 

They ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office at 941-747-3011, or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.