LSU police arrested a Gonzales man Wednesday in the sexual assault of a teenage girl inside a recreational vehicle parked on the school’s campus for tailgating purposes during football games the past two weekends.
A 16-year-old girl told investigators that Daniel J. Sanchez, 47, molested her Saturday night after his family and her family spent the majority of the day tailgating together prior to LSU’s football game against Mississippi State University, according to an affidavit supporting the warrant for his arrest.
Attempts to reach Sanchez on Thursday morning were unsuccessful.
The girl told police that Sanchez also touched her inappropriately during the weekend of Sept. 13 when LSU played against the University of Louisiana at Monroe and the two families tailgated together, according to the affidavit.
The girl alleged the most recent assault occurred at night while both her and Sanchez’s family were sleeping in the RV. It was not unusual for members of both families to share a large bed inside the RV because they had known each other for many years, according to the affidavit.
The girl also told police, according to the affidavit, that she was able to get up and walk away from Sanchez when he made inappropriate advances toward her over the weekend of Sept. 13.
Sanchez, 14300 Woodrun Blvd., Gonzales, was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Wednesday night on two counts each of sexual battery and indecent behavior with a juvenile. He posted a $10,000 bail and was released the same day, booking records show.
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