CS Man Arrested For Indecency With Child After Friends Allegedly Confront, Assault Him

A College Station man is behind bars after police say he was assaulted by his friends for inappropriately touching a 15-year-old girl.

News 3 spoke with neighbors where the incident allegedly happened and police say the suspect knew the victim when he invited her over to watch a movie at a friend's apartment.

23-year-old Robert Cooper is charged with indecency with a child with sexual contact after allegedly touching her inappropriately Friday night.

Police say he confessed to them he knew she was 15-years-old while the victim claims he told his friends she was over 21.

A movie with friends turned into an assault on Robert Cooper with him eventually ending up in jail.

College Station Police were called to the Stadium View Apartments on Marion Pugh Drive Friday night responding to an assault call.

"This is definitely out of the ordinary," said Megan Sterle, a resident here.

Sterle doesn't know her next-door-neighbors but knew something had happened when she got home Saturday and saw police.

"There were just several police cars out here. Nobody knew what was going on. They were interviewing right out here by my door," she explained.

Police documents say the 15-year-old girl had been invited over by the suspect to watch a movie with him at his friend's place when he allegedly began to touch and kiss her against her will.

Nobody answered when News 3 knocked on the door in an attempt to speak with the suspect's friends.

The victim told police the unwanted touching happened for about ten minutes in the apartment and neighbors we spoke with had no idea what had happened. One neighbor said they slept through the incident while another resident said she's glad people put a stop to it.

"Glad to know that they were at least willing to stand up to their friend. Never should have happened in the first place, but at least they were willing to stand up for her. Glad to hear about that here in Aggieland," replied Megan Sterle.

The 6' 8" tall Cooper is seen with bruises in his mugshot.

It's unknown at this time how many of his friends were in the apartment when they confronted him.

"I figured it's a very isolated incident... I'm glad to know that he's gonna go through the system, go through the justice system," said Sterle.

The case remains under investigation and it's unknown whether any charges will be pursued against the friends who confronted him.

Our message we left for the apartment residents involved has not been returned as of Sunday evening.

Robert Cooper remains in the Brazos County Jail on a $10,000 bond.


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