THIBODAUX, LA (WAFB) - A pre-teen was arrested for allegedly beating a 61-year-old woman after she refused his demand for oral sex.
The incident happened Monday at roughly 6:15 p.m. in the 300 block of Federal Circle in Thibodaux. Police say several witnesses reported the incident.
"One of the witnesses we interviewed heard her screaming 'leave me alone,'" said David Melancon, Public Information Office for the Thibodaux Police Department. "A witness tried to scare the juvenile away, but the juvenile told the witness that he would attack her as well."
The victim told police that a male came up to her and demanded oral sex. When she refused, the alleged abuse began.
Additional witnesses say other juveniles were involved with the attack, but the victim was unable to say whether or not more than one person was involved.
"We're still looking in to whether the other juveniles had any involvement other than just standing there," Melancon explained.
The juvenile accused of the attack was identified and located. However, he told police he was in the area, but that he did not attack the woman.
"According to the report [the victim had] no visible signs of injuries and she refused medical attention," said Melancon.
The witnesses claim to have seen the pre-teen punch the woman hard enough to make her stumble. They say the blows were landed to the neck and face.
The Juvenile was placed in the Juvenile detention Center for his charge pending his 72 hour hearing with Thibodaux Judge Mark Chiasson.