Suspect arrested in connection with attempted rape at BREC park
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Police Department has made an arrest in connection with an attempted rape at a BREC park in Baton Rouge.
BRPD has arrested Dominick Moore 21, who investigators say is connected to an incident that happened on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at the Forest Community Park on South Harrell’s Ferry Road.
Moore was booked in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of attempted first-degree rape and second-degree robbery.
Crime Stoppers played a vital role in this investigation, according to BRPD.
Officials said the woman was attacked and sexually assaulted in broad daylight. They added the victim was treated at the hospital for her injuries.
People like Korrin Jones, who visits the park regularly to walk her dog, said the attack has her on edge.
“Although I do and I take precautions, it still makes me nervous as a young woman and a young black woman at that, not feeling protected,” said Jones.
BREC officials said the agency is working closely with police. While there are already regular patrols from park rangers and law enforcement at their parks, you may see more of those following this incident.
“If you don’t have anyone with you there are items that you could have in your possession that assist you in case somebody attacks you,” said Sgt. L’Jean Mckneely, a spokesman for the Baton Rouge Police Department. “There is pepper spray, tasers, and small firearms that people have in their purse. It’s just overall awareness and being prepared in case something like that happens.”
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