A 47-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after pulling a 4-year-old girl into his apartment and touching her inappropriately, a Baton Rouge Police report says.
Leroy Cavalier, 12020 Florida St. Apt. D17, was booked in the the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a count of second-degree kidnapping and a count of indecent behavior with a juvenile.
According to the warrant for Cavalier’s arrest, the 4-year-old’s mother told police that a witness noticed her daughter being pushed out of an apartment. The mother asked her daughter what she was doing in the apartment, and the girl indicated Cavalier had touched her inappropriately, the document says.
Cavalier first told police he did not touch the girl. Later, he said he hugged the girl “and as his hand went down it touched her on her private area ‘in a bad way,’” the warrants says. Cavalier blamed the incident on dizziness from being outside in the heat all day, the document says.