14-year-old suspect arrested for rape in Westbank park
Dave Cohen Reporting
New Orleans police have announced an arrest in the rape of a girl in an Algiers park.
"Members of NOPD's Rape Squad arrested a 14-year-old Boy for raping a teenaged girl in Behrman Park," Officer Frank Robertson said in a news release.
The attack happened June 21st.
"The victim was walking through the park on her way to her residence when she was approached by the teen. The victim and suspect were involved in a physical altercation at which time the suspect overpowered the victim and committed the sexual assault," Robertson detailed.
He says eventually the girl got away.
"Detective Damita M. Williams learned the suspect's identity through a follow up investigation which the victim positively identified the teen," Robertson explained. "The suspect was booked into the Juvenile Bureau and charged with one count of Aggravated Rape."