A man accused of sexually abusing a 7-year-old girl late last month has also been linked to the kidnapping and rape of a woman nearly six years ago at a Baton Rouge recycling plant, authorities confirmed Thursday.
DNA evidence tied Lloyd Anderson, 41, to the Oct. 2, 2007, abduction of a 46-year-old woman, police said. Anderson has several prior convictions and also was accused of a similar sexual assault in May 2007, court records show.
“Obviously this is somebody who shouldn’t be walking the streets,” District Attorney Hillar Moore III said.
In the October 2007 case, the woman had been lying in bed in a home on Sumrall Drive when an intruder standing at the foot of the bed ordered her to get up.
“She attempted to resist but the suspect stated he was armed with a gun,” Det. Christopher McDowell, of the Baton Rouge Police Department’s sex crimes division, wrote in an arrest warrant. “The suspect walked her outside and told her to get into a vehicle.”
The woman tried to escape, the warrant says, but the door lock was broken and she couldn’t open the door. Anderson is accused of driving the woman to an unidentified recycling plant in the 2300 block of Scenic Highway.
“The suspect forced her into a back entrance of the plant and told her to take her clothes off,” McDowell wrote, adding Anderson knocked the woman unconscious with an unknown object.
The woman later received six staples to her head for her injuries, police said.
The victim regained consciousness during the attack and was then choked by Anderson, the warrant says.
The Louisiana State Police Crime Lab developed Anderson as a suspect at some point based upon DNA collected from a sexual assault exam.
Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a police spokesman, said the DNA match occurred after Anderson was booked Sept. 2 in an unrelated sex crime arrest.
“They got a response that he had been involved in the 2007 case,” McKneely said.
Anderson, 3657 Byron Ave., has prior convictions in Baton Rouge dating back to 1988 for carnal knowledge of a juvenile, unauthorized entry of a business, simple burglary and aggravated battery, according to court records.
He was imprisoned between March 2009 and October 2011 on an aggravated battery conviction, said Pam Laborde, spokeswoman for the state Department of Public Safety and Corrections.
Anderson’s aggravated battery conviction stemmed from a report of a sexual assault on May 21, 2007. In that case, a 48-year-old woman said she had been walking home between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. when an unidentified man grabbed her around the neck, choked her and dragged her to a construction site at 3100 Convention Street.
The woman told authorities she lost consciousness after being thrown to the ground and that her assailant had threatened to kill her if she said anything, according to an arrest document. The woman told investigators that, after the sexual assault, the man removed a ring she had been wearing and fled the scene.
After being identified as a suspect, Anderson provided a DNA sample authorities said was “consistent with the DNA profile obtained from the sexual assault kit” after he was identified as a suspect in the rape at the Convention Street construction site, the arrest document says.
The finding was made on Oct. 10, 2007, which was about a week after Anderson allegedly raped the 46-year-old woman at the recycling plant.
The probability of finding the same DNA profile from someone other than Anderson was estimated to be about 1 in 4.53 trillion, according to court records. But despite the forensic evidence, authorities had difficulty locating the victim after the sexual assault, Moore said, and prosecutors allowed Anderson to plead guilty to the lesser offense of aggravated battery.