(WVUE) - ORLEANS PARISH, LA (WVUE) - A Metairie man faces charges in Orleans Parish, for kidnapping and robbing a transgender woman in the French Quarter in December.
According to our partners at NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune, Joseph Pittman, 30, was booked into the Orleans Parish Prison on January 15, following a traffic stop in the 5000 block of Basin Street.
NOLA.com reports Pittman offered a 46-year-old transgender woman a ride from the French Quarter on the night of December 14. Police say Pittman demanded oral sex from the victim at gunpoint, then stole a wallet and phone after being refused. Police say Pittman dropped off the victim, unharmed, about 12.5 miles away, near the intersection of Gannon and Wales streets in eastern New Orleans.
A police report shows the victim was able to note the vehicle's license plate number, as Pittman drove away. According to NOLA.com, police tracked down the vehicle on the morning of January 15, and the victim was able to identify Pittman out of a lineup. Pittman is now charged with simple kidnapping and armed robbery.