Former Southern University mascot arrested for alleged sexual assault
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A man who performed as Southern University's mascot has been arrested on allegations that he sexually assaulted a young girl numerous times.
Erin Jordan, 33, was arrested on Friday, May 11 and charged with oral sexual battery.
The alleged victim, now 25 years old, said that she met Jordan when she was 4 years old because their parents were friends. According to arrest records from the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, the woman told detectives Jordan sexually assaulted her between the ages of 5 and 8 while she was at his house.
Additionally, the woman told investigators Jordan began to sexually assault her again at 14 years of age when her mother started visiting Jordan's new house.
Investigators say the woman eventually confronted Jordan and told him that said she remembered what he did to her before. Jordan then threatened to tell her mother about the previous incidents if she did not perform oral sex on him, according to the woman's statement. The statement goes on to say that the woman told police Jordan coerced her to perform oral sex on him numerous times between the ages of 14 to 16 years old at least twice a day while staying at his house.
The victim also told investigators that said she remembered a distinct mark in Jordan's genital area. After she identified Jordan in a line-up, detectives obtained and issued a search warrant for photographs of his genital area.
A spokesperson for Southern University confirmed that Jordan was the mascot for games and other activies, but said he graduated in December of 2015 and is no longer affiliated with the university.
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