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Sexual Assaults in Baton Rouge (2023)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-02-17

Duration: 00:10:15

Subjects: Sex crimes | Rape


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Miller, Layne Reporter
  • Escudier, Mendy Interviewee


This segment from the February 17, 2023, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features LPB intern Layne Miller’s report on the high number of sexual assault cases in Baton Rouge. She first interviews an anonymous sexual assault victim, who discusses the difficulties she faced following the sexual assault. Miller also conducts an in-studio interview with Mendy Escudier, the sexual assault investigator for the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office, who discusses the high number of sexual assault cases in Baton Rouge and the underreporting of sexual assaults among college-aged students. Hosts: Andre Moreau and Kara St. Cyr