The 18-year-old woman was leaving her boyfriend’s apartment in the early hours of Jan. 7 on the 2600 block of Peniston Street, said Sgt. Ernie Crayton, in charge of persons crimes in the NOPD Second District. As she walked down the street she was approached from behind by a male with a gun who forced her to an abandoned residence on the block and sexually assaulted her, said Crayton.
“It was not a domestic case,” said Crayton during the district’s weekly meeting of ranking officers.
Officers with the city’s sex crimes unit are working with the victim to develop a computer sketch of the subject, said Crayton.