Loyola student arrested in connection with sexual battery released on bond


Courtesy of New Orleans Police Department

New Orleans Police arrested Carlos Pena Cifuentes on Sept. 21, 2019, in investigation of a sexual battery that occurred at The Boot Bar and Grill.


The Loyola exchange student arrested Saturday in connection with the most recent sexual battery at The Boot Bar and Grill, is out on bond.

Carlos Pena Cifuentes, 21, posted $3,500 bail after his first hearing at Magistrate Court on Sunday, Sept. 22.

Cifuentes, was arrested Saturday, Sept. 21. New Orleans police were able to positively identify Cifuentes as the suspect and obtained a warrant for his arrest on a charge of sexual battery.

Cifuentes is originally from Madrid, Spain, and was booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center following his arrest without incident. According to university records, Cifuentes is an exchange student.

According to a statement from Patricia Murret, associate director of public affairs, the university will take all methods available through the disciplinary process to ensure the safety of the student body.

Loyola and Tulane police will continue to assist New Orleans police in the investigation.

This story will be updated as information becomes available.