Man Arrested for Sexual Battery in LaPorte


LaPorte police investigated a battery incident at the Commons Apartments in LaPorte early Saturday morning. According to the report, at around 12:49 a.m. police were summoned to the apartment complex to investigate a battery complaint.

Upon their arrival, the victim told police that she had been outside visiting with a neighbor who inappropriately grabbed her buttocks several times after she had told him to stop. She told police that she then confronted the suspect’s girlfriend about his actions; his girlfriend then allegedly said that is how he behaves when he’s been drinking.

Police soon made contact with the suspect, Rodney Wahl, 33, of La Porte, who did not comment on the incident. He was taken into custody and charged with Sexual Battery, a Class D felony.