On July 7, 2023, officers with Patrol Services charged 24-year-old Austin Larocque with sexual assault, among other charges.
Around 1:00 p.m., 911 Communicators received a report of a sexual assault in the 0-100 block of Canal Drive. Officers were dispatched to the location. Shortly after arriving, officers were approached by another victim who reported they had just been sexually assaulted while walking on Whitefish Island. They provided a description of the person who had assaulted them.
While investigating, a third victim approached officers to report that they were also a victim of the same accused. That incident had occurred on a different date and location.
Officers located and identified the accused based on descriptions provided by the victims. They were arrested.
The accused is charged with:
- Sexual Assault with a Weapon
- Sexual Assault
- Sexual Interference
- Invitation to Sexual Touching
- Forcible Confinement
- Fail to Comply with Probation Order x4
The accused is being held in custody pending a bail hearing.