Ga. high school student allegedly raped by top Shreveport official

An 18-year-old Georgia high school student told Shreveport police she was raped inside the city's Government Plaza following Monday's Independence Bowl.

Police would not confirm any specifics about the alleged victim, nor are they releasing the name of the suspect. KTBS-TV quotes a police source who said the teen was visiting Shreveport with her parents to watch Georgia Tech play Air Force and was raped after the game by Rick Seaton, assistant chief administrative officer to Mayor Cedric Glover.

Seaton was fired Tuesday "as the result of an ongoing criminal investigation by the Shreveport Police Department," according to a statement from the mayor's office.

Shreveport Police Sgt. Bill Goodin told the AJC the alleged victim's mother reported the rape around 9:20 p.m. Monday. Officers then interviewed the daughter who told them the attack occurred inside a government office.

KTBS reports the high school senior said she met Seaton after the game, played at Independence Stadium. She was apparently trying to get to the city jail to bail out her boyfriend, who was arrested for disorderly conduct. Seaton offered to drive her there, she said.

According to the station, Seaton took his alleged victim to the mayor's office, where he forced her onto a sofa and raped her. KTBS also reports the girl acknowledged she had been drinking.

Seaton's attorney, Marty Stroud, confirmed the investigation but insisted his client had engaged in consensual sex with the teen.

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