39-year-old man arrested for having sexual relationship with teen

39-year-old man arrested for having sexual relationship with teen

POSTED: Friday, January 11, 2013 - 12:00pm

UPDATED: Friday, January 11, 2013 - 1:47pm

A 39-year-old man from Paincourtville was arrested yesterday for allegedly enticing a sexual relationship with a teen that lasted for several months.

During late December 2012, a father of a 15 year old female filed a complaint with the Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office stating that he recently found out his daughter was in a sexual relationship with the man. Investigators learned that the teen had met the suspect through a mutual friend.

We're told the victim told deputies that the suspect, Lonnie Fortner, came up with the idea of telling her father that she was going to tutor children at a church in Paincourtville. She then visited him for several months. She claims that he bought her an iPhone, clothing, jewelry and paid for some beauty salon visits. She then admitted they had sex on five different occasions in Assumption Parish.

Fortner was arrested on Thursday, Jan. 10 and charged with five counts of Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile (Felony) and 5 counts of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile. He was taken to the Assumption Parish Detention Center where he was booked. His bond has not yet been set.

Fortner is a registered sex offender as a result of a 2003 conviction in Assumption Parish. He had completed a 5 year sentence for Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile and Pornography involving a Juvenile.











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