GSU police investigate campus assault

A New Orleans man was arrested Tuesday by Grambling State University Police after investigation of an alleged rape on campus.

Campus police received the report just after midnight Monday morning.

The victim told investigators the suspect, who was known to her, engaged in the assault while she was too intoxicated to resist.

Lamaj M. Kendrick, 20, of New Orleans, was questioned at the GSU Police Department Tuesday afternoon.

Based on his admissions and the statement of the victim, he was arrested and booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for third degree rape.

Under applicable Louisiana law, third degree rape is a rape committed when the sexual intercourse is without the victim’s consent because it is committed “when the victim is incapable of resisting or of understanding the nature of the act by reason of a stupor or abnormal condition of mind produced by an intoxicating agent or any cause and the offender knew or should have known of the victim’s incapacity.”

Upon conviction, offenders face imprisonment at hard labor, without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence, for not more than 25 years.

Kendrick’s bail amount was not immediately available.

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