Investigators with the Franklin Police Department Criminal Investigation Division Technology Unit, along with assistance from the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office was able to identify and arrest:
Kevin Lashawn James (28) 813 Iberia Street, Franklin, La 70538.
Detectives investigating a report of indecent behavior with a juvenile, conducted a search of the suspect's cell phone. During the course of the investigation detectives located evidence indicating that the suspect was engaged in lewd and lascivious behavior with another juvenile victim age (16) resulting in arrest warrants being issued for his arrest for the following offenses:
Indecent behavior with juveniles -(1) count
Computer aided solicitation of a minor for sexual purposes (1)-count
Through the course of the investigation it was learned that the suspect engaged in contact with the juvenile victim in person as well as social media via the internet. The suspect remains incarcerated at the St. Mary Parish Jail as bond has been set in the amount of $50,000.00, upon posting bond the suspect will appear in the 16th judicial district court St. Mary Parish.
Chief sabria mcguire
1808 Eraste Landry Rd, PO Box 90665,
Lafayette LA 70509