A third-year LSU law student accused of twice raping a 26-year-old woman last year and of raping a 24-year-old woman in 2012 after they met at a tailgate on the school’s campus was indicted Wednesday on various sex crime counts.
An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury charged Abdellatif E. Devol, 26, with forcible rape, simple rape, sexual battery and attempted forcible rape.
Devol, 2232 Terrace St., Baton Rouge, was arrested in September 2013 and is free on bail. GPS monitoring is part of his supervision while he is out on bail.
Devol allegedly raped the 26-year-old woman at his home in September 2013, then allegedly raped her a second time at her residence a few hours after the initial incident.
The woman told detectives she went out drinking with Devol and was invited back to his home for more drinks. She said she told Devol she wasn’t interested in having sex, but that he became aggressive and began removing her clothes, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
The woman later went to the hospital with scratches that were consistent with a sexual assault, the arrest document says.
She later placed a “controlled phone call” — which was recorded — to Devol, asking him about the nonconsensual sex, the affidavit says, “to which the defendant replied he was sorry.”
After seeing media reports about Devol’s arrest, another woman came forward and told police that Devol sexually assaulted and attempted to rape her after they met at a tailgate on LSU’s campus in September 2012, Baton Rouge police have said.
In that instance, Devol is accused of bringing the 24-year-old woman back to his residence, which at the time was an apartment in the 3000 block of July Street, according to an arrest warrant.
Devol became increasingly aggressive, the warrant says, including allegedly throwing the woman on his bed. The woman tried to flee, but failed to get away before Devol grabbed her, took her back to the bed and began removing her clothes, the warrant says.
The woman told detectives that she began telling Devol to stop, and that she didn’t want to have sex, but that it didn’t stop him from touching her inappropriately, the warrant says.
The victim told detectives that Devol then got up to put on a condom, and that’s when she escaped, the warrant says.
Devol is charged with two counts of forcible rape and one count of simple rape. Forcible rape carries prison time of five to 40 years. Simple rape is punishable by up to 25 years.
Devol’s case has been assigned to state District Judge Lou Daniel.