LSU student allegedly raped at gunpoint inside dorm; accused attacker gets $250K bond
BATON ROUGE – A suspected rapist was arrested by LSU Police on Wednesday, weeks after he allegedly raped an LSU student in her dorm room at gunpoint.
According to an email sent to LSU parents and students, the rape happened Oct. 9 in Herget Hall.
Arrest documents say 26-year-old Coda Stovall met his victim on Instagram hours before the attack. Detectives said Stovall was escorted into a dorm room where he later held a gun to the victim's head and forced her to have sex with him.
Officers said Stovall was accompanied by a friend and both were caught on surveillance footage wearing khaki outfits identical to clothes seen on Stovall's Instagram page.
Stovall has an extensive arrest history in East Baton Rouge Parish, including arrests for possession with intent to distribute cocaine, illegal carrying of weapons with drugs and possession of stolen guns.
On Thursday, Judge Fred Crifasi set Stovall's bond at $250,000. If released, he will be placed on house arrest with an ankle monitor and will be forbidden from contacting the victim.
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