BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A 26-year-old man was arrested on Friday, June 3 for simple kidnapping and indecent behavior with a juvenile.
According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, Carl King, 26, was arrested after officers learned he allegedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted a 13-year-old victim.
Officials say the victim was walking in her neighborhood when King grabbed her by the arm and dragged her into an abandoned building. The victim did not scream because King informed her he had just been released from jail and could do things to her. King allegedly kissed the victim on the lips and stomach, as well as grabbed her breasts.
The victim’s father was notified of the activity and took matters into his own hands. Once the victim’s father reached the building, he found his daughter and the accused in a room. The victim’s father says an altercation occurred and King ran to Skysail Avenue.
Deputies traveled to King’s residence and discovered King contacted his mother and informed her he was attacked by a group of men on the same street as the abandoned building. King’s mother states her son left the residence to receive medical attention at a local hospital.
According to officials, King was located on Hennessey Boulevard. Deputies transported him to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.