By Claire Byun
After a slew of sexual assault reports in the last few months, Faubourg St. John neighbors were concerned about a serial rapist in the area. Officials from the New Orleans Police Department assured residents against that idea.
Commander Doug Eckert, who’s in charge of the NOPD’s Sex Crimes Unit, spoke to the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association during their monthly meeting Tuesday. Eckert reassured residents that there’s no serial rapist running around the Fairgrounds, and only one rape has been reported so far this year.