EBRSO: Man arrested for sexual battery, assault

EBRSO: Man arrested for sexual battery, assault

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman Wednesday.

The incident happened in 12500 block of Kingston Drive.

According to deputies, the suspect, 47-year-old Bruce Stewart, sexually assaulted the victim and struck her in the face when she attempted to leave the home.

The victim was later found in the street injured and bleeding from the head. Deputies later found Stewart a short distance away.

The victim was able to positively identify the Stewart and he was arrested.

Deputies say despite claiming that he and the victim had consensual sex, Stewart had defensive wounds from the victim which included bite marks and scratch marks.

He has been booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office where he has been booked with sexual battery and simple assault.

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