A 12-year-old Caddo Parish student has been arrested following an investigation into an alleged sexual battery on a local middle school campus.
According to Shreveport police, investigators were called just after noon on Thursday to Youree Drive Middle School amid allegations a teenage female student had been victim of a sexual battery at the hands of a 12-year-old male student.
Police say an off-duty Shreveport Police officer working at the school was made aware of the allegations, and in turn notified school officials and police investigators.
A team of Shreveport Police Sex Crimes detectives responded to the campus, launching an investigation into the allegations. During a preliminary probe of the incident, authorities gathered information suggesting the victim was present on school property when the alleged battery occurred.
The male juvenile student was detained by authorities in connection with the incident and arrested following interviews with Shreveport Police detectives.
The juvenile, who was booked into the Caddo Parish Juvenile Detention Center, faces a charge of sexual battery. Police say the investigation into the matter is still ongoing.
Sunday, August 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:28:29 GMT
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