Gregory Talbert

A Baton Rouge man was arrested after allegedly strangling, stomping on and kicking a woman before raping her Monday, according to Louisiana State Police. 

Gregory Talbert, 33, was arrested Wednesday on counts of second-degree battery and aggravated rape after being identified by the victim, whom police found with stitches on her forehead and severe bruising on her neck and chest, according to his arrest report.

Talbert had told the woman Monday to walk down a street with him to meet a group of people he claimed she knew, the report says. The woman said she hadn't spoken with anyone in the group, but Talbert appeared to know them well so she didn't doubt him, the report says. 

After walking a few blocks, Talbert grabbed her around the neck began strangling her, the woman told State Police. He threw her to the ground and began stomping on her head and kicking her. He then forced her to undress and raped her, the report says. 

Afterward, Talbert threatened her and her family if she told authorities, the report says. The woman sought medical treatment at a hospital. 

Talbert, 3535 Osceola St., was booked into Parish Prison Wednesday evening.