BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A 28-year-old Baton Rouge man has been arrested for reportedly trying to get a 14-year-old girl to show him her breasts after she got out of the shower.
Officials with the Baton Rouge Police Department say back on December 1, 2017, the victim arrived at the 3rd district police station with her stepmother and father to report the incident. The victim claims on November 26, 2017, the man, identified as Derek Christopher Batiste, 28, she had just taken a shower and was putting on clothes when Batiste made a hand gesture for her to raise her shirt. She claims Batiste did this several times, then asked her to show him and offered her $20.
The girl's mother said the incident happened at her house. She says she had met Batiste about two months before the incident and that he had come over on November 26 to help her get her children's phones fixed. The victim's mother says when Batiste left that night, her daughter came to her and said Batiste had offered her $20.
The victim further advised a guy named Derek would come over to her mother's house to help out with things. The victim also said one night, several people were at her mom's home when she and Batiste ended up alone. She says Batiste asked her several times to show him her breasts and eventually offered to pay her $20.
The victim was able to identify Batiste in a six-person photographic lineup.
Batiste is charged with indecent behavior with a juvenile.