23-year-old Roderick Clanton was arrested last week for allegedly having consensual sex with a 15-year-old girl inside the men's room of the New Orleans criminal courthouse at Tulane and Broad.
Sheriff's deputies arrested Clanton and charged him with carnal knowledge of a juvenile.
"The event that happened in the restroom here is unspeakable," said community activist Walter Umrani. "Right in the seat of power in the of justice in the criminal justice system. It just speaks to the lack of respect and the morale decline in our city."
Courthouse security chief Major Melvin Howard praised his deputies for being "prepared for the unexpected."
Clanton, who has several outstanding warrants, is being held on a $10,000 bond. The teen was released to her family after spending a short time in custody.