Man accused of groping girl, flashing children playing on Baton Rouge street _lowres

Tedra Covington

An East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s deputy arrested a 32-year-old accused of flashing children playing in the street and groping a 15-year-old girl who was taking out the trash.

The deputy was called to the 6200 block of Pontotoc Street Friday night after woman said someone grabbed her daughter’s buttocks while the girl was taking out the trash, the affidavit of probable cause says.

The mother quickly found the man her daughter described and followed him down the street and found a group of six children who said the same man pulled down his pants in front of them, the affidavit says.

Deputies found the suspect, identified as Tedra Denell Covington, and arrested him. Deputies say he admitted to pulling down his pants in front of the children and grabbing the girl, saying he made a “big mistake” while walking to his aunt’s house, the affidavit says. Deputies also say someone has a video of Covington pulling his pants down in front of the children.

Covington, 6708 Sutton Drive, Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on three counts of obscenity and one count of simple battery.