Police name suspect in rape at LSU during Texas A&M game

Authorities are looking for a man suspected of raping a woman inside a portable toilet on LSU’s campus during the school’s Nov. 23 football game against Texas A&M.

Albert Carlos Ford, 32, 1423 Jonesboro Road Southeast, Atlanta, Ga., is accused of following a 21-year-old woman into a portable toilet between two buildings off South Campus Drive around 3:15 p.m., threatening to “snap” her neck if she screamed, then raping her, according to a warrant for his arrest.

Police issued a warrant for Ford’s arrest Thursday on a count of aggravated rape.

Neither Ford nor the woman are affiliated with the university, said Capt. Cory Lalonde, a LSU Police spokesman.

“We are actively attempting to locate him,” Lalonde said of Ford, adding the department has enlisted other agencies in the search.

The victim described the alleged rapist as a 6-foot-tall, average built black man, Lalonde said.

Witnesses tailgating nearby reported seeing a man matching the description given by the victim exit “the portable toilet area” and walk west on South Campus Drive about the time the woman reported the rape, the warrant said.

The woman told investigators that as she walked into a portable toilet between Francioni Hall and the Food Science Building a man shoved her in the back and locked the door behind them. The man then turned her away from him, placed his fingers in her mouth and removed both of their pants, according to the warrant.

The woman told detectives that she cried and begged the rapist not to hurt her, the warrant said.

When the woman saw a condom wrapper fall to the ground, she tried to scream. But the man grabbed her by the throat and said, “if you scream again I will snap your neck,” a detective wrote in the warrant.

The rape lasted between five and seven minutes before the man removed his condom, threw it in the toilet and exited the portable toilet, according to the warrant.

DNA collected from the portable toilet by investigators matched Ford’s identity, the warrant says.

LSU Police believe the Nov. 23 rape is an isolated incident, Lalonde said.

Racheal Hebert, executive director of the Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response Center, described the circumstances surrounding the reported rape as uncommon and unique.

But Hebert said the center usually sees an increase in rape reports during football season.

Police ask anyone with information about Ford’s whereabouts to contact investigators at (225) 578-3231 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.