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New Orleans PD issues alert for individual in BCS assault video

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The New Orleans Police Department has issued an alert in an attempt to find the man who assaulted a passed out LSU fan after the BCS championship game on Jan. 9.

The alert gives the time and place of the incident which was captured via cell phone and eventually uploaded to YouTube, as well as a description of the Alabama fan in question.

“White male, approximately 5’7″ to 5’11″ (height), medium build, unshaven facial hair, wearing a University of Alabama jacket, white shirt,” the description reads.

A New Orleans PD spokesperson said a complete investigation would commence when someone came forward with a complaint. To this point, there is still no investigation of the incident.

“In sexual assault cases, victims make the ultimate decision to inform police so that we can thoroughly investigate a situation.Should that person in this video decide to come to us, we will launch a complete investigation,” said NOPD spokesperson Remi Braden.

The head of the NOPD Sex Crimes Unit was reportedly aware of the video and had reviewed it.

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  1. suprmous says: Jan 18, 2012 4:40 PM

    And if it’d happened in T-Town you just know they’d be livid and want the guilty party strung up on the town square. Hopefully whoever did this will be caught and have to pay the piper his due.

  2. takingbovadasmoney says: Jan 18, 2012 4:44 PM

    The alert further stated that he played the bank and answered to the name Bubba.

  3. brewcrewfan54 says: Jan 18, 2012 4:45 PM

    So did the person who recorded it just do nothing other than record it?

  4. dawhorsefeathers says: Jan 18, 2012 5:16 PM

    Well that narrows it down, NOPD. Might as well read: “White male, approximately 5’7″ to 5’11″ (height), medium build, unshaven facial hair, wearing a University of Alabama jacket, white shirt, scrotum hanging from front of pants.”

  5. rolltide510 says: Jan 18, 2012 5:27 PM

    Referring to this as a “sexual assault case” is a real slap in the face to victims of rape and other forms of actual sexual assault.

  6. olskool711 says: Jan 18, 2012 5:31 PM

    When I read the headline I thought that the police were looking for Jim Delany, Bill Hancock, and the girls at espn for assaulting college football with that horrible rematch of boring football.

  7. jesse1834 says: Jan 18, 2012 5:32 PM

    It was Brett Favre…

  8. dee6634 says: Jan 18, 2012 5:34 PM

    I still say if the University of Alabama was any type of decent institution, then they would jump to the forefront and assist in this investigation.

    It’s easy to say this person isn’t necessarily a student, but it is the Alabama brand and something the university should try to protect.

    I especially would want to hold up this pervert as an example of those the school does not want associated with their brand.

  9. wegonnadoitbaby says: Jan 18, 2012 5:38 PM

    rolltide510

    Agree totally. A passed out drunk guy got T-bagged by another I would assume drunk guy. Good Lord…that goes on in frat houses across the country every Friday night. Bad taste, bad behavior, absolutely. Since it was in public probably indecent exposure, but certainly not a sexual assault, and I guarantee you the guy that it happened to doesn’t think it was or he would come forward.

    Lesson 1: Don’t pass out drunk in public.

    Lesson 2: Cell phones have cameras and videos. If
    drunk in public avoid all temptation and
    keep the sack in the pack.

  10. tr975 says: Jan 18, 2012 5:42 PM

    rolltide510 says:

    Referring to this as a “sexual assault case” is a real slap in the face to victims of rape and other forms of actual sexual assault.
    —————
    No pun intended with the “slap in the face” part…

  11. buckeye4278 says: Jan 18, 2012 6:09 PM

    Putting your balls in a passed out strangers mouth is sexual assault. No one would question this if the lsu fan was a woman. The fans hasn’t come forward out of utter embarassment I am sure. How can anyone say this is just “in bad taste”? You wouldn’t feel that way if it was your son.

  12. thecrazyasianinseccountry says: Jan 18, 2012 6:32 PM

    …unshaven (facial) hair….ummmh that just didn’t sound right. Not to make light of what had happened, but I couldnt help but laugh at the description.
    @ the reporter…., talking about opening yourself up.

  13. tonystrong says: Jan 18, 2012 6:39 PM

    Now we know why the south has the lowest IQ and education levels in the country!

  14. jackntorres says: Jan 18, 2012 6:56 PM

    tonystrong says:
    Jan 18, 2012 6:39 PM
    Now we know why the south has the lowest IQ and education levels in the country!

    ——-

    Ha! As an intelligent southerner I ask, now what is the excuse for you bigoted northerners? LOL. The Chinese are kicking YOUR ass too.

  15. bigfoot3 says: Jan 18, 2012 6:56 PM

    Heard they knew it was an Alabama student from St. Paul’s HS in Mobile. Guy should be going to jail

  16. wegonnadoitbaby says: Jan 18, 2012 7:07 PM

    buckeye4278:

    If it was a female it would be sexual assault. There are differences between the sexes, and what constitutes a sexual assault in a criminal sense and a legal sense can be gender specific.

    The public has no idea why the victim has not come forward, but one of the reasons may be that the video indicates that he was publicly intoxicated, which is a misdemeanor even in New Orleans.

    The guy that did it is certainly guilty of indecent exposure, in this case a misdemeanor. A prosecutor could probably make the case that an assault occurred, and in this case that would be a misdemeanor charge.

    This case is not a Sexual Assault case, and had the video not gone viral I can promise you the police in New Orleans would not spend a whole lot of time tracking down these folks, who were all clearly intoxicated. I am not saying the victim deserved it, the guy that did it should face the music if caught.

    Simply put, T-Bagging male on male in these circumstances does not meet the legal requirements of a Sexual Assault. It does not mean a Prosecutor anxious to get some big press will not file those charges so they can be a viral star also…but it’s a misdemeanor assault case at best and a $500 fine.

    I was in a frat in the 80′s and I can tell you T-Bagging was common vernacular even back then, it was gross and disgusting even back then, but 19 year old boys can do some abusive and disgusting things to each other, especially after a few beers. We don’t need to have all T-Baggers registering as sex offenders.

  17. jackntorres says: Jan 18, 2012 7:20 PM

    Simply put, T-Bagging male on male in these circumstances does not meet the legal requirements of a Sexual Assault. It does not mean a Prosecutor anxious to get some big press will not file those charges so they can be a viral star also…but it’s a misdemeanor assault case at best and a $500 fine.

    I was in a frat in the 80′s and I can tell you T-Bagging was common vernacular even back then, it was gross and disgusting even back then, but 19 year old boys can do some abusive and disgusting things to each other, especially after a few beers. We don’t need to have all T-Baggers registering as sex offenders.
    ——
    Wow, I really hope you are not one of the lawmakers in this country. You need a strong dose of reality.

  18. brewcrewfan54 says: Jan 18, 2012 7:22 PM

    Wegonnadoitbaby, So a guy can stick his balls in a guys mouth he doesnt know and its ok but when a guy does it to girl he doesn’t know then its sexual assault? Sure chachi. If you’re a lawyer you’re the worst one ever.

  19. jackntorres says: Jan 18, 2012 7:23 PM

    Just because wegonnadoitbaby was T-Bagging in the 80s doesn’t make it right and doesn’t make it legal. Greek life is the BANE of college. Period.

  20. wegonnadoitbaby says: Jan 18, 2012 7:35 PM

    I never said I T-Bagged anyone because I did not. The described behavior is not constricted to fraternities. Google it. It’s actually more commonly done by kids in high school. If you actually read my post instead of reacting viscerally I clearly said T-Bagging can be classified as a misdemeanor assault…which would, JacknTorres, make it illegal and wrong. I did not say it’s OK to do it brewcrewfan, it’s not.

    I simply pointed out that legally it is not Sexual Assault as it is defined by the law. I don’t make the laws. If you want all T-Baggers elevated to Registered Sex Offender status write your congressman, they make the laws. Let me state clearly and with finality…putting your balls on a passed out guys face is wrong and illegal.

  21. neauxgeaux44 says: Jan 18, 2012 8:34 PM

    How can anyone identify the suspect when all rednecks from Alabammy look like him? Toothless, facial hair, mullets…the only difference is they are usually mounting animals or their cousins…..people from the Gump state are absolute bottom feeders….

  22. wegonnadoitbaby says: Jan 18, 2012 9:00 PM

    I should have clarified this point…Sexual Assault Laws vary by state and Louisiana has some of the most narrow definitions in the country…the charge in this case would have to be made as Sexual Battery in the Second Degree, a felony, and even then it would require a liberal interpretation of the Statute, and this would be a very difficult case to prosecute as a felony with the Victim’s assistance, virtually impossible without it.

    Many states have Misdemeanor Sexual Assault Statutes that are much better suited for prosecuting this kind of behavior. States such as Connecticut have such statutes and this act could easily be deemed a Class A Misdemeanor Sexual Assault in the Fourth Degree, and that would be a suitable charge.

    I apologize for not clarifying that earlier. When I said it was not a sexual assault case I meant by the statutes available to be applied in Louisiana.

  23. jackntorres says: Jan 18, 2012 9:43 PM

    Remind me never to get drunk and pass out in connecticut. I like the deterrent of a FELONY for such a despicable act, and don’t think it requires a liberal interpretation by any means. Christ man this differs from rape only by anatomy.

  24. jackntorres says: Jan 18, 2012 9:46 PM

    And if you admit it is assault had it been a female, why is it not assault if it is a male? Do you know what discrimination means?

  25. rolltide510 says: Jan 18, 2012 9:50 PM

    “You wouldn’t feel that way if it was your son.”

    Correct. If it were my son I’d laugh at him for passing out drunk in public like an idiot. People who think this is “sexual assault” and acting self righteous need their heads examined.

    Differs from rape only by anatomy? Really? Is the victim of this horrific crime going to need a lifetime of therapy to recover?

  26. tailgatersanimal says: Jan 18, 2012 9:50 PM

    http://deadspin.com/5876249/an-alabama-fan-teabagged-a-passed+out-and-now-supposedly-dead-lsu-fan-at-the-bourbon-street-krystal?tag=fans

  27. pike573 says: Jan 18, 2012 9:54 PM

    If the NOPD states in the release that it is a sexual assault then it obviously meets the requirements for sexual assault in the state of Louisiana.

  28. jackntorres says: Jan 18, 2012 10:00 PM

    rolltide510 says:
    Jan 18, 2012 9:50 PM
    “You wouldn’t feel that way if it was your son.”

    Correct. If it were my son I’d laugh at him for passing out drunk in public like an idiot. People who think this is “sexual assault” and acting self righteous need their heads examined.

    Differs from rape only by anatomy? Really? Is the victim of this horrific crime going to need a lifetime of therapy to recover?
    —–
    Idk but it’s not as much therapy as the perpetrator needs. He’s a sick individual who needs a lot of help in life, whether or not rolltide510 understands it or not.

  29. jackntorres says: Jan 18, 2012 10:02 PM

    And who the hell is self righteous for not tea bagging or supporting tea baggers? You’re not doing your gump part to clean up this shit stain.

  30. crzdav says: Jan 18, 2012 10:08 PM

    Our Marines are being persecuted for doing less to less. We should all wake up.

  31. jackntorres says: Jan 18, 2012 10:09 PM

    Our Marines are being persecuted for doing less to less. We should all wake up.
    ———
    Or we should stop persecuting the Marines.

  32. buckeye1nation says: Jan 18, 2012 10:18 PM

    How did the Krystal employee walk past the guy with his junk hanging out and not say anything? And how did the guy take his junk out of his pants, put his junk back in his pants and then KEEP EATING with the same hands??!!

  33. buckeye1nation says: Jan 18, 2012 10:22 PM

    And what would the “ladies”, I use that term very loosely , in the group have done if it was a woman in the same position and the guy had tried to the same thing to her? Would they have stood by and let it happen?

  34. TxGrown says: Jan 18, 2012 10:28 PM

    “buckeye1nation says:

    How did the Krystal employee walk past the guy with his junk hanging out and not say anything? And how did the guy take his junk out of his pants, put his junk back in his pants and then KEEP EATING with the same hands??!!”
    =================================================================
    Because it is in New Orleans! What do you expect?

  35. wegonnadoitbaby says: Jan 18, 2012 10:42 PM

    Mr. Torres,

    Clearly this issue has touched you personally in some way. This is not Rape by any definition of the term in all 50 states. I have a pretty good idea of what discrimination is, and the variance of statutes as it relates to males and females in the area of sexual assault and sexual crimes in general are grounded in Constitutional Law and are hardly discriminatory as they are founded on intent and intimidation. You may find it interesting that it was in January of 2012 that the FBI expanded it’s definition of Rape to include males.

    Again, I respect your feelings, but suggesting that this crime is on the level of a sexual rape and is worthy of a felony with jail time is an extreme position. This crime, this circumstance, this victim specifically. If you invite a guy to your home and he gets drunk and passes out and you place your genitals on his face and record it you have a sexual assault. A bunch of drunk college kids at a Krystal’s egging someone on to “T-Bag”, you have a misdemeanor assault. The law allows for intent and circumstance, and if you can’t see the difference in the two scenarios I hope you are never on a jury I am part of impaneling.

  36. wegonnadoitbaby says: Jan 18, 2012 10:52 PM

    pike573 says: Jan 18, 2012 9:54 PM

    Read the release. They are seeking information on a Person of Interest Relative to a Sexual Battery…just as I stated…not sexual assault….and the police do not decide what charges to bring….The D.A. decides that and trust me they will not be filing Felony Sexual Battery charges in this case, especially without victim identification and support.

  37. jackntorres says: Jan 18, 2012 11:04 PM

    A bunch of drunk college kids at a Krystal’s egging someone on to “T-Bag”, you have a misdemeanor assault.
    ——-
    I don’t know if you are pre-law or what but you are placing the cart before the horse with that motive. No one was egging anyone on to tea bag until the first guy, son of Alabama tv reporter per deadspin not Cft, walked up and unzipped his pants.

    I happen to be under the belief that forcibly inserting your genitals into an orifice of a human being is no different than forcibly inserting your genitals into an orifice of a human being. Maybe my broad views have no place in U.S. law but that is bigger than me.

  38. jackntorres says: Jan 18, 2012 11:08 PM

    The act is vile. A wet Willie would warrant assault IF the victim wanted to prosecute. The law allows for intent and circumstance as you said. Forcibly inserting your genitals into an orifice of a human being should warrant sexual assault.

  39. wegonnadoitbaby says: Jan 19, 2012 4:49 AM

    I am not Pre-Law, I am a former Criminal Prosecutor and spent 8 years in the D.A.’s office in my home state and have prosecuted many sexual assault cases, rape cases, and sexual molestation cases. I have seen and sought justice for victim’s of heinous crimes, not theoretically but in real life. If we go with your “Global” enlightened view of jurisprudence, this guy should be exposed to the same punishment as the guy I prosecuted who raped his 15 year old neighbor. They are, in your view, both rape. I can tell you with the utmost assurance it’s not the same. One act is pure evil, one is not.

    I am now in Private Practice focusing primarily on Real Estate and Corporate law. The pay is substantially better and I sleep better at night.

    By the way, I don’t suggest getting drunk and passing out in public in Connecticut or any other state as that is against the law. Fortunately for you just a misdemeanor, but that law is consistent in all 50 states and the punishment is fairly equal everywhere, so you can take solace in that Mr. Torres. Finally equal justice for all.

  40. infrno says: Jan 19, 2012 9:16 AM

    It’s funny that someone with “rolltide” in their moniker doesn’t think this is a big deal. Of course, that’s why tide fans are pretty much categorically despised across the country.

  41. sprizzle2182 says: Jan 19, 2012 11:07 AM

    and we wonder why ppl hate us….why cant we just be happy with what our team has done and celebrate it for the players, coaches and city of tuscaloosa….its a shame ppl like this are out there…if it was a female victim i dont think some ppl would be taking it so lightly…its a shame such a great time for BAMA fans has to be overshadowed by this d-bag….rtr

  42. sprizzle2182 says: Jan 19, 2012 11:09 AM

    to the ppl who want the school to do something….what exactly is the school gonna do that the police cant..the victim has not stepped forward and has not been identified, and no one has identified the BAMA fan…is coach Saba supposed to go to every fan he finds and ask if they’re the t-bagger?? get real….theres nothing the school can do, until someone has a name the police are doing everything they can…

  43. olskool711 says: Jan 19, 2012 11:27 AM

    A picture speaks a thousand words.

    A video…even more.

    Stay classy “champions”

    champions of what?

  44. rickd785 says: Jan 19, 2012 1:39 PM

    Aren’t most Alabama fans disgusting ? in fact the entire population is disgusting.

  45. wegonnadoitbaby says: Jan 19, 2012 10:02 PM

    The latest information I have garnered is that the D.A. will seek Felony Sexual Battery Charges against the suspect if the victim, who has been contacted, presses charges. Thus far the victim is undecided, but he has been contacted by a prominent civil attorney discussing litigation against Krystal’s Hamburgers. Although not a necessity, a criminal conviction would be quite beneficial in a future civil case.

    As I said was a possibility, and it was foretold yesterday by the NOPD PR director issuing a statement, the D.A. will try to bring the case as a Felony due to the public nature of the case. He can always plea it down in the future.

    As I alluded to yesterday, it’s a loose interpretation of the Felony Statute, but it is the only thing that can be applied. The sentence carries a maximum of 10 years, a minimum of one year ( I believe that’s right ) and there is no parole, probation, nor early release allowed within the Statute.

    Pretty stout, and I still believe it will be pleaded to a misdemeanor assault with a fine and probation at some point.

    If this guy has a good attorney he will make a public statement in a controlled environment tomorrow apologizing profusely to the victim, taking full responsibility, admitting that the game and the victory mixed with alcohol led him to make the worst decision of his life. He should then again ask for the forgiveness of the victim, the entire nation, and especially his wife and young child, and the NOPD. He should also say he did not have any intent to harm the victim in a sexual manner, he just thought of it as a silly prank….but he realizes now the seriousness of his actions.

    I would have him call me…but I am in Corporate Law and the WORST ATTORNEY EVER to be named Chachi according to an above post.

  46. lookatthefarside says: Jan 20, 2012 6:59 AM

    Gloria Alred to the rescue!

  47. jackntorres says: Jan 20, 2012 7:37 AM

    If this guy has a good attorney he will make a public statement in a controlled environment tomorrow apologizing profusely to the victim, taking full responsibility, admitting that the game and the victory mixed with alcohol led him to make the worst decision of his life. He should then again ask for the forgiveness of the victim, the entire nation, and especially his wife and young child, and the NOPD. He should also say he did not have any intent to harm the victim in a sexual manner, he just thought of it as a silly prank….but he realizes now the seriousness of his actions.
    ——
    I don’t think he needs a good attorney to know to issue an apology as opposed to a conscience. Sorry but the two are on the opposite ends of the spectrum. As for blaming alcohol, millions of others have been as intoxicated in public before and I can guarantee 99.999% of people would never do such an act no matter how sloshed they are. That figure probably increases if you look at people who were never in a fraternity. Like I said a conscience is what he needs and he probably wouldn’t be in this situation in the first place.

  48. jackntorres says: Jan 20, 2012 7:42 AM

    Btw wegonnadoit I’m in my second year of med school so maybe you understand why i put my respect for the human body ahead of
    Jurisprudence.

  49. wegonnadoitbaby says: Jan 20, 2012 7:37 PM

    As stated yesterday…arrested and charged with Sexual Battery a felony, and obscenity, a misdemeanor akin to public indecency.

    Watch the plea bargain settlement in the next four weeks. It will be obscenity, he will pay a fine, be on probation, and do some community service. That deal is in the making.

    Mr. Torress…you have no idea what this guys conscience is…he may well be generally sorry. I don’t know about your 99.9% figure, but in this case several other people considered doing it on tape, so this sample was a little less than 99.99%, although since you are a med student and that requires research I am sure you sourced your statistics.

    By the way, Jack Kevorkian was an actual Doctor. Some say he was a gracious angel, others say a prolific serial killer…it’s all in your perception.
    I have seen lot’s of Prosecutors engage in egregious behavior, and I have seen Prosecutors engage in acts that exemplify empathetic humanity. Your job is your job…it has no effect on your core beliefs, nor your overall respect for others. Glad you are a med student, hope you make a great Doctor, sincerely, but that’s not the reason you see this as a heinous sexual assault. I respect your right to see it that way brother, and I am not saying your wrong to feel that way. The Law is built on rational, emotionless ideals, not feeling and emotions, but it doesn’t make your feelings any less valid.

    Thanks for the back and forth, I find scintillating difference of opinion and conversation to be life affirming as it relates to the confluence of ideas in a democratic society. I can disagree with you, but since I am convinced of the sincerity of you opinion and are willing to defend it i would drink a beer with you, but probably not in the cadaver room, especially if it is the TMJ human study lab. Can’t drink in front of the half head of the homeless man my man. Thanks again!

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