On Monday, August 27th, the Lafayette Police Department responded to a battery complaint in the 10 block of Bordeaux Boulevard. Police arrived and the victim, a 54-year-old female, reported she was sexually assaulted by a family member. Police secured the scene and collected evidence.
Police gathered statements and case facts. Police arrested 34-year-old Jose Martin Garcia-Aburto for Rape and Criminal Confinement. Garcia-Aburto was transported to the Tippecanoe County Jail. The case has been turned over to the Tippecanoe County Prosecutors Office to review for charges.
Lt. Scott Galloway / Community Outreach & Crime Prevention
The fact a person has been arrested or charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.