Baton Rouge Police: Man arrested after masturbating in front of two teens; victim videotapes act, calls 911 _lowres

Roosevelt Hurts III

Police Wednesday arrested a man caught on a cellphone video masturbating Tuesday in the doorway to a bathroom where a teenage girl was bathing.

Roosevelt Hurts III, 45, went inside the Baton Rouge residence Tuesday and found two teenage girls, 14 and 15 years old, inside the bathroom, the Baton Rouge Police report says.

One of the victims had decided to take a bath, and the other was keeping her company, the report says.

Hurts began masturbating, telling the girls details about the sexual relationship he has with his girlfriend.

One of the girls called 911 and told dispatchers he was trying to rape them, according to the report. When detectives interviewed the victims, they showed the investigator a cellphone video of Hurts in the act.

When deputies arrested Hurts, he took two white pills, appearing to try to hide them from detectives, the report says. Hurts told them they were “lortabs” he had gotten from his brother, who had recently had surgery, the report says.

Hurts, 5420 Madison Ave., was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison just after midnight Wednesday on two counts of indecent behavior with juveniles and one count of possession of Schedule II drugs, or hydrocodone.