Natchitoches Man Arrested for Continuing to Batter Women

class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-47841″ src=”” alt=”Roderick_Rachal” width=”180″ height=”225″ />The Natchitoches Police Department has arrested Roderick Rachal (B/M, 37 y.o.), of Natchitoches for committing another battery on a female.

On March 15, 2015 around 1:00 a.m., the victim was leaving work in the 800 block of Front Street. While she was walking to her car she was approached by, Roderick Rachal, who groped her buttocks. The victim was able to get away from Rachal without injury. Officers were able to locate Rachal and he was placed under arrest.

Dating back to 2006, Roderick Rachal has been arrested multiple times for similar incidents involving women.

Roderick Rachal is charged with simple escape (R.S. 14:110), simple battery (R.S. 14:35) and hate crimes (R.S. 14:107.2) for continuously choosing his victims based on their gender and race.

If you would like to report suspicious activity or an emergency please contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101 or if you have additional information in regards to this investigation please contact Detective Jeff Townson at (318) 357-3852.  Remember all information given shall remain confidential.