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Man accused of rape during LSU game arrested in Georgia

Albert Ford (Source: Fulton County Sheriff's Office Albert Ford (Source: Fulton County Sheriff's Office
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The man accused of sexually assaulting a women during the Texas A&M football game is now behind bars. Police in Atlanta last night arrested 32-year old Albert Ford. LSU Police Lt. Marshal Walters said detectives linked Ford's DNA to the case and then issued an arrest warrant.

"It is fortunate for us that state police was already on scene. We were able to work with them, getting that sample of DNA to their crime lab quickly. They were able to move quickly and get in touch with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation," said Walters.

Police said the suspect attacked the woman in a portable toilet near Francioni Hall. Walters understands football games are meant to be fun, but he stressed you should always take precautions.

"We always encourage to stay in groups, buddy up with somebody, make plans with that group so somebody is always accountable knows where you are, and be aware of your surroundings," said Walter.

Even though Ford is from Atlanta they believe he was selling extra game tickets outside the stadium.

An extradition hearing will be held, that's when a judge will decide whether Ford will be sent to Baton Rouge to face his charges.

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