Mugshot of Roberto Gaona-Pina from 2001. Provided by Brookhaven Police for help locating him in connection with an April 24 rape.

The man suspected in an April 24 rape has been identified, police say.

Roberto Gaona-Pina is wanted by Brookhaven Police and warrants charging him with rape and aggravated assault have been issued.
Detectives seek the public’s help in locating Gaona-Pina, and believe that he could be in the Alabama area.

“The identification of this suspect was made possible by the community’s partnership with us and their desire to keep Brookhaven safe,” noted Chief Gary Yandura. “We will continue to work together to locate this fugitive and help return a sense of safety and security to this victim and our city.” Chief Yandura also thanks the DeKalb County Police Department for their assistance in the case.

Anyone with information on his immediate whereabouts is asked to call the local law enforcement agency by dialing 9-1-1. Anonymous tips may also be made by calling Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS (8477). Visit their website ( for information on how to submit a tip by text or online.