Three brothers are reported to have raped a 10-year-old girl who failed to escape after locking herself in the bathroom.
The men, all in their 30s, are accused of attacking the child after she reportedly rejected their advances.
But one of the brothers remains on the run after fleeing Kenner, Louisiana, at the weekend.
Raul and Wilmer Paz Perez, both 35, were both arrested and charged with first-degree rape of a victim under the age of 13 following the compaint.
The third sibling, 31-year-old Elder Paz Perez, is still being hunted by police – who have made a public plea for information.
The brothers reportedly ‘made sexual advances’ towards the young girl at her home on Saturday.
She reportedly locked herself in a bathroom having refused “money for sex” by the trio.
Police say the men unlocked the door with a knife and raped her when she said no.
Lt. Michael Cunningham, spokesman for the Kenner Police Department, said their investigation is ongoing.
Officers are still trying to track down Elder Paz Perez but detectives are said to be investigating a second rape allegation against him involving another victim, according to Cunningham.
Raul and Wilmer Paz Perez were being held at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna without bond.
The force said: “Anyone having any information on the whereabouts Elder Paz-Perez are asked to contact the Kenner Police at (504) 712-2222 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.”