BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge Police Department Detectives say they've linked a man arrested for a December home invasion to a home invasion and sexual assault that happened January 17, 2013.
Police arrested 35-year-old Vorris Mouton of New Iberia, LA on charges of home invasion.
Mouton was arrested for a home invasion that happened on December 22, 2013. Police say DNA evidence connected him to another home invasion that happened January 17th.
"Investigators are looking at all possibilities to see if there's any connection to past home invasion cases, which includes all possible suspects," Cpl. Don Coppola.
The first home invasion happened on December 22, 2013 on Reymond Drive in Baton Rouge. The suspect, now believed to be Mouton, entered the house without consent of the homeowner and demanded she show him where the safe was and threatened to kill her, according to police. After a brief struggle, the suspect ran out of the house. There was no other contact between the suspect and the victim during the struggle.
In the second home invasion, the 70-year old victim was alone at her home in the Sherwood Forest Subdivision, near Goodwood Blvd. At the time of the attack she woke up to find the subject crouching down near her bed. Police say she tried to run but he grabbed her and physically subdued her, then sexually assaulted her. Reports say the suspect asked her for money, but she did not have any available and he ran out of the house. Detectives believe the suspect entered the residence by force through a patio door.
Along with the first home invasion charge, Mouton has also been charged with aggravated burglary and sexual battery. Additional charges are pending.
There are at least three other recent home invasions that fit this pattern, but detectives have not said if those are linked to Vorris Mouton.
Mouton was arrested in 2008 near his home in New Iberia. He was charged in connection with some peeping tom incidents and break-ins there.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.
The investigation is ongoing.