NOPD investigates two sexual assaults in French Quarter within s - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

NOPD investigates two sexual assaults in French Quarter within several days

Updated:
  • More Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Two people arrested after Sulphur hotel shooting

    Two people arrested after Sulphur hotel shooting

    Two people arrested after Sulphur hotel shooting

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:33 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:33:32 GMT
    Two people were arrested Saturday night in connection to a hotel shooting in Sulphur, one of whom was injured. According to Lake Charles police it's connected to a drive-by shooting that occurred on Friday afternoon.More >>
    Two people were arrested Saturday night in connection to a hotel shooting in Sulphur, one of whom was injured. According to Lake Charles police it's connected to a drive-by shooting that occurred on Friday afternoon. More >>
  • McNeese connects students to businesses in Southwest Louisiana

    McNeese connects students to businesses in Southwest Louisiana

    Sunday, July 27 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-07-28 00:30:29 GMT
    (Source: MGN Online)(Source: MGN Online)
    McNeese State University is proving its connecting students to big business in Southwest Louisiana thanks to a grant from the Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The grant funds the second year of a five-year grant awarded to McNesse in 2013. University faculty said the grant will help solve local workforce issues through innovation. “The question people ask all the time is what is ...More >>
    McNeese State University is proving its connecting students to big business in Southwest Louisiana thanks to a grant from the Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The grant funds the second year of a five-year grant awarded to McNesse in 2013. University faculty said the grant will help solve local workforce issues through innovation. “The question people ask all the time is what is ...More >>
  • Major Police presence outside Super 8 Hotel in Sulphur

    Major Police presence outside Super 8 Hotel in Sulphur

    Saturday, July 26 2014 11:58 PM EDT2014-07-27 03:58:20 GMT
    Several witnesses told us they heard what they thought were gunshots just before 9 o'clock. Shortly after, several Super 8 Hotel guests were told to evacuate. At least one person was taken away by ambulance, according to witnesses. There is no word on their injuries. More >>
    Several witnesses told us they heard what they thought were gunshots just before 9 o'clock. Shortly after, several Super 8 Hotel guests were told to evacuate. At least one person was taken away by ambulance, according to witnesses. There is no word on their injuries. More >>
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

New Orleans Police are investigating after a 21-year-old woman reported being raped and robbed in the French Quarter Thursday night.

According to investigators, the incident began at a bar on the corner of Bourbon Street and Conti.

That's where the victim said a man bought her a drink, and later offered to walk with her when she decided to leave.

Then, somewhere in the 300 block of Decatur, the victim told detectives the man raped and robbed her.

News of the attack was unsettling for some in the French Quarter.

"It's incredibly sad. I think a lot of times, as women, we need to be a little bit more careful about how we conduct ourselves, because the world is not as safe as it used to be. I feel really, really bad for her and I hope that she's alright," said Paula Richards, a tourist from New York.

The attack happened just a few days after a similar report in that same area.

According to investigators, a man led a 37-year-old woman into a dark, secluded area along Decatur where he sexually assaulted her and then stole money from her purse.

NOPD officials said they are now working to determine whether the crimes may be connected. At this point, investigators haven't released a description of a suspect.

Follow FOX 8:     

Copyright 2014 WVUE. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow