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Smiths Station Alabama fan Brian Downing indicted on felony sexual battery charge in New Orleans incident

An Alabama fan has been charged with sexual battery after authorities say he was captured on video performing a simulated sex act an unconscious LSU fan after the BCS championship game.

An Orleans Parish grand jury Thursday handed up an indictment against 32-year-old Brian H. Downing. It charges him with one count each of sexual battery of a male victim and obscenity.

A video that went viral on the Internet is believed to have been taken at a fast-food restaurant in New Orleans after Alabama defeated LSU on Jan. 9.

A man wearing Crimson Tide attire appears to be performing the simulated act on the LSU fan. Authorities say that was Downing of Smiths Station, Ala.

The court set bond at $50,000.

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