Woman jailed after sending lewd messages to 10-year-old boy

Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 3:20pm

An 18-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly sending “lewd and sexual messages” to a 10-year-old boy.

The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that its office received a complaint about the messages and launched an investigation. They say the suspect, Gabrielle Marie Fontenot of Opelousas confessed to sending the messages not only to the victim, but to other juveniles as well.

“Just like adults, juveniles are using the Internet to connect with friends through personal messages, sharing photos, videos, and other kinds of information,” Captain Megan Vizena, St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office, said. “We want to encourage parents to be proactive in looking at what your child is engaging in, not only online but on their mobile devices as well.”

Fontenot was arrested and charged with Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile. She was booked into the St. Landry Parish Prison.

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