Police: DNA links Atlanta man to rape during LSU football game

An Atlanta man was arrested Monday night for allegedly raping a woman last month on the LSU campus during a football game, according to police.

Albert Carlos Ford, 32, is accused of following a 21-year-old woman into a portable bathroom, threatening her and raping her during the LSU football game against Texas A&M on Nov. 23, according to the university’s police department. The victim told LSU police she tried to yell for help, but the suspect threatened her with violence, police said.

DNA evidence linked Ford to the case and an arrest warrant was issued for aggravated rape, according to Capt. Cory Lalonde with LSU police. Neither Ford nor the victim are affiliated with the university, Lalonde told The Advocate newspaper.

Around 7:30 p.m. Monday, officers with the Georgia Department of Corrections and Atlanta Police located and arrested Ford in the parking lot of Krispy Kreme on Evans Street, according to incident report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Ford remained in the Fulton County jail late Tuesday on a fugitive from justice charge, booking records show. He is expected to be extradited to Louisiana.

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