JUST ONE STATION: accused perp's fiance
BATON ROUGE - The woman closest to the man accused of breaking into at least two homes and sexually assaulting an elderly woman said she never got the feeling her fiance was a violent criminal.
"This is really shocking me," the woman said, who asked to remain anonymous.
Baton Rouge Police questioned the woman after they arrested Vorris Mouton for a pair of crimes, one in Hundred Oaks and another off Sherwood Forest. Officers said DNA matched Mouton to those two crimes but have not connected him to three others that have occurred in the past weeks.
"[Police were] telling me like, 'you know if he's capable of messing with women,' and I'm like 'huh?'"
She said she was confused, at first, by their discussion.
"[Police said] he sought an old 70-year-old woman; I'm like 'who? Are you serious?'"
What investigators told her, she found disturbing.
"They got his DNA or something like that. I'm like ...That's somebody's grandma. That could have been my grandma."
The woman said she met Mouton at work, where they had jobs together. He was employed as a work release inmate after pleading guilty to a 2010 breaking and entering charge.
But, the woman said Mouton told her a different story.
"He told me he was in jail for beating up his step daddy," she said.
About his movements at night, she said Mouton would often leave in her car and go to the casino.
Mouton remains in jail and has a hearing Thursday.