NOPD arrests suspect in sex assault investigation

NOPD arrests suspect in sex assault investigation

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Police investigating a series of sex assaults that occurred last week said they have arrested a suspect, although it wasn't immediately clear whether they believe he is responsible for all of the crimes.

Felton Robinson, 48, is jailed at the Orleans Parish Prison. Police have not yet released information on specific charges. He is currently being held on an out-of-state warrant.

On Thursday (Aug 18), officers responded to a report of a female juvenile being robbed at gunpoint near the intersection of Third and Magnolia streets. When officers arrived, the victim told police an unknown black male walked up to her and stole her iPhone at gunpoint. During the robbery, the victim said the man grabbed her arm and tried to drag her away, but she was able to escape.

On Friday (Aug 19), at around 6 a.m., officers responded to a report of a sexual assault at the intersection of Loyola Avenue and Franklin Court. When officers arrived, the victim told police she was walking in the area when she saw an unknown black male. As she continued walking, she realized the man was following her. The victim said the man then pulled out a gun and took her cell phone. He then grabbed her by the arm and forced her into an alley and committed sexual battery against her. He then ran off.

On Friday (Aug 19), just before 8 a.m., officers responded to a report of a sexual assault in the 2300 block of Freret Street involving a female juvenile. When officers arrived, the victim told police she was walking in the area when she approached by an unknown black male. The victim said the man asked her if she had seen his dog. He then grabbed the victim by the arm, forced her into an alley and committed sexual battery against her. When a nearby witness saw the interaction, the man ran off.

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