Man arrested for sexual assault of teen

Travanti Williams (Source: Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office)
Travanti Williams (Source: Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office)

LABADIEVILLE, LA (WAFB) - A 23-year-old man is behind bars after he allegedly sexually assaulted a teen at church.

According to reports, Travanti Williams and the victim were attending services on September 9th when he led the 14-year-old victim to a secluded area behind the church, grabbed her and began to sexually assault her.  When the girl's mother intervened, Williams fled, but was arrested Thursday.

Detectives say the victim told them this wasn't the first time Williams had made advances towards her.

Williams has been charged with molestation of a juvenile.  He has also been charged in an unrelated case with simple criminal damage to property, unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, simple batter and failure to appear for simple battery.

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