Child rape suspect wanted in assault

Deputies searching for Rayford Tyrone Ellis Jr.

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Rayford Tyrone Ellis Jr.

LIBERTY COUNTY, Texas - Investigators are searching for a child rape suspect in connection with an assault.

Rayford Tyrone Ellis Jr., 21, has been charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Liberty County sheriff's deputies said Ellis assaulted a person on County Road 331 about 3:30 a.m. on July 15. The victim suffered serious injuries.

Detectives said Ellis is one of several men accused of raping an 11-year-old girl inside a trailer in Cleveland. He has been charged with continuous sexual assault of a child in connection with that case.

Anyone with information regarding Ellis' whereabouts is asked to call the Liberty County Sheriff's Office at 936-336-4500.

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