Posted: Feb 27, 2014 10:23 AM by Russell Jones
Updated: Feb 27, 2014 10:23 AM
BATON ROUGE - A man accused of breaking into a number of homes around Baton Rouge and sexually assaulting women who lived there pleaded not guilty Thursday to the charges against him.
Vorris Mouton, 35, faces a 12-count indictment that accuses him of breaking into several homes and at least one business, simple kidnapping, aggravated battery, and sexual battery.
Police arrested Mouton in January after they said DNA from one of the scenes was a match for him. They said he would enter homes through unlocked windows or doors, then grope or assault women living inside. The attacks led authorities to issue a community-wide warning while police investigated the crimes.
A public defender was appointed to handle Mouton's case. He's currently in jail with a $350,000 bond, but a parole hold prevents him from posting bail.
A hearing over a motion to increase his bond was scheduled for May 12.