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Sexual Assault In Barataria Preserve

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

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Around 5 a.m. on Thursday, August 4th, an unidentified man sexually assaulted a woman in the Jones Point area of Barataria Preserve. The woman was able to free herself and escape and contacted the occupants of a nearby house. Her assailant left the area before responding units arrived. The woman was later taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The circumstances of this assault, including the description of the suspect, are similar to an assault which occurred in October, 2004, in the Twin Canals parking lot of Barataria Preserve and to a third assault that occurred earlier this year in the nearby community of Lafitte.  The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is the lead investigative agency.



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