An Anacoco man was arrested and charged on Thursday by Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office (VPSO) for one count of Computer Aided Solicitation of a Minor.
Floyd A. Jeane, age 54, was arrested after VPSO investigated a complaint that Jeane allegedly sent nude photos of himself to the minor’s cell phone.
The complaint made on Feb.18 stated that the mother of the minor found the sexually explicit photographs on her daughter's phone.
The investigation following the complaint led to VPSO identifying Jeane in the illicit photos.
If convicted, Jeane could face up to 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10000.
Jeane is currently in VPSO Jail.
His bond was set at $25000 by 30th District Court Judge Scott Westerchill.
VPSO also arrested and charged a Leesville man on Wednesday with one count of Computer Aided Solicitation of a Minor and one count of Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile.
Malcolm "Mackie" Holcomb, age 42, was arrested as the result of an investigation into an allegation of inappropriate sexual contact between Holcomb and an underage female.
After further investigation of a complaint received on Feb. 17, detectives prepared warrants in relation to the complaint.
A search warrant was executed at Holcomb’s residence located in the area of Norris Kay Road. Agents with the Vernon Parish Narcotics Task Force along with VPSO detectives took Holcomb into custody at that time.
Bond was set at $ 103,500.00 by 30th District Court Judge Scott Westerchil.
Holcomb remains in the VPSO jail.
Additional charges are expected.
According to the Louisiana State Legislature (LSL), Computer Aided Solicitation of a Juvenile is “when a person seventeen years of age or older knowingly contacts or communicates, through the use of electronic textual communication, with a person who has not yet attained the age of seventeen where there is an age difference of greater than two years, or a person reasonably believed to have not yet attained the age of seventeen and reasonably believed to be at least two years younger, for the purpose of or with the intent to persuade, induce, entice, or coerce the person to engage or participate in sexual conduct or a crime of violence.”
LSL also explains that the crime includes using electronic communication devices to coerce a minor “with the intent to engage or participate in sexual conduct in the presence of the person who has not yet attained the age of seventeen, or person reasonably believed to have not yet attained the age of seventeen.”