Lafayette police

A West Lafayette man was one of two people arrested after sex offense reports to Lafayette Police on Tuesday.

Matthew Carr, 24, was arrested on a preliminary charge of sexual battery at about 7:15 p.m., LPD Sgt. Justin Hartman said. Carr reportedly touched a female acquaintance inappropriately in the Tippecanoe Mall parking lot, and the victim reported him to police.

He is still in the Tippecanoe County Jail without bond as of Wednesday evening.

A 22-year-old woman reported a separate sex offense just 30 minutes earlier. The alleged victim told police she was coerced into engaging in sexual acts with a man, Hartman said. She reportedly told police “she was never forced to do anything, but felt like she had to.”

No arrest was made in that case.

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