EDISON - Authorities are asking the public for help locating a rape suspect who could be loose in New Jersey.

Delaware State Police say that they are looking for Joseph Genitempo, who used to live in Felton, Delaware.

Genitempo, 34, is accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl over the course of a year and a half. Police were alerted to the alleged acts by the girl’s mother.

Officials say they believe that Genitempo may be somewhere in New Jersey.

Anyone who might have seen Genitempo is urged to contact Delaware State Police Detective Miller at 302-698-8435.