West Monroe man arrested on child exploitation charges
MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Authorities have arrested a West Monroe man accused of computer-aided solicitation of a minor.
According to the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office, on March 10, 2021, they received a complaint from the mother of a 14-year-old juvenile in regard to the above crimes. Deputies say they learned that the juvenile had sent explicit pictures to an unknown suspect later identified as 20-year-old Tyler Johnson. They say his Snapchat account was later identified. Court documents say Johnson threatened to send the pictures to the juvenile’s classmates if she didn’t send more.
Investigators say they were able to identify the victim’s Snapchat account and confirm that she did pictures to Johnson. They say after getting a search warrant, they were able to read messages between Johnson and the 14-year-old which confirmed the threats.
Johnson was booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center on the charges of indecent behavior with juveniles, pornography involving juveniles, and computer-aided solicitation of a minor.
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