Alabama man indicted on sexual battery of LSU fan

New Orleans, La. - An Orleans Parish grand jury has indicted 32 year old Brian Downing  in connection with a highly publicized sexual battery case of an LSU fan after the B-C-S Championship. The jury on Thursday returned a True Bill, charging Downing with one count of sexual battery and one count of obscenity.  The incident happened on January 9, 2012 at the Krystal Burger on Bourbon Street.

Downing is also facing a civil lawsuit in connection with the case.   The LSU fan, featured in the graphic cell phone video taken the night of the incident recently filed the lawsuit in Orleans Civil District Court.  That suit accuses Downing of assault and battery and says the restaurant's employees failed to intervene.  The suit seeks an unspecified amount of money for mental anguish and damage to the LSU fan's reputation.  It also requires tuition reimbursement, citing the student had to withdraw from school due to embarrassment.