District Attorney Hillar Moore said, "I'd try him for anything I could," after seeing a video of an LSU fan possibly being sexually assaulted by an Alabama fan. Both are men.
The video appears to have been taken inside a New Orleans restaurant just after last week's BCS game wrapped up. It is sparking outrage among scores of LSU fans.
Police are now involved and the talk of criminal charges are being filed after the video was posted on the internet.
The video shows an LSU fan, apparently passed out, inside the Krystal Burger on Bourbon Street. From the street outside, you can hear chants of "roll tide."
People dressed in Alabama attire mess around with the young man, placing food containers on him and pouring water on his back. Then, one of them removes his own genitals from his shorts and climbs on the counter.
East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore does not have jurisdiction in this case since it happened in New Orleans.
"He takes his genitals out and rubs them on his body and then, and actually, you see him rub them on his face; sexual battery," Moore explained. "If this was in Baton Rouge, I'd try to find him and try him for anything I could try him."
The video is longer than four minutes and during that time, no employees of the restaurant are seen trying to stop any of it.
Longtime LSU fans Kayla and Sean Nelson saw the video. They do not know the LSU fan, but said they are appalled.
"The whole deal...them putting trash on him, yelling at him, messing with him, pouring water on him, then pulls his stuff out his pants put it on him…that's just that's horrible," said Sean Nelson.
"This is horrible," Kayla Nelson added. "They may have won the game, but right there makes them losers in my book."
The New Orleans Police Department said it has not received any complaints, but detectives are investigating the video.
Moore said he has commissioned his investigators to search for the suspect via the internet. He added the Orleans Parish District Attorney's office has enough just on this video to charge the man in red.
"That's pretty disgusting. First of all, at the least, it's a simple battery. They are a touching him without his consent," said Moore.
Krystal's corporate office released the following comment:
"We are appalled that this despicable incident would ever occur and this has never before happened in our restaurants.
One of our employees notified our manager who took action and dispersed the crowd."
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