A sheriff’s office in Florida searching for a man wanted in connection with the rape of a toddler, leaving her in critical condition.

According to WFTX, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office said 40-year-old Roberto Lopez, of Immokalee, was accused of sexual battery on a victim under 12. It’s unclear how he came in contact with the girl.

Deputies said Lopez was known to go to bars in the area and was normally picked up for work at Camp Rojo. His last known address was at the Tower Rentals in Immokalee, Florida, according to the sheriff’s office.

“We need your help in locating this Animal … This guy is pure evil and does not need to be on our streets,” deputies wrote on Facebook.

The 2-year-old girl he was accused of assaulting was critically injured in the attack.

Anyone who knows where Lopez is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239-252-9300 or the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office 863-674-5600.

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