Soldier charged with sexual battery after New Years Eve incident

Arrested: Dylan Word (Courtesy: OPSO)
Arrested: Dylan Word (Courtesy: OPSO)
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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A soldier on leave from the Army is charged with sexual battery, accused of grabbing a woman's private area outside of a Monroe bar on New Years Eve.

According to arrest documents, Monroe Police were called to Live Oaks Bar around 2:15 in the morning Sunday for a sex offense. Officers say a woman accused Word of walking up behind her and touching her inappropriately while the club was letting out for the night.

Officers say Word admitted to touching the woman, telling officers he was on leave from the Army and had "too much to drink".

His bond is $7,500.