43-year-old man arrested for soliciting teen via text messages
POSTED: Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 10:30am
UPDATED: Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 6:58pm
SHREVEPORT, LA — A Shreveport man who allegedly sent inappropriate texts to a minor was arrested by Caddo Sheriff's detectives on July 23.
The 15-year-old victim told detectives that over the weekend she received a suspicious text from a number she didn't recognize. She replied that she was only 16, but the texter continued the conversation and encouraged her to come outside so he could pick her up for sexual purposes. The girl showed the texts to her mother, who contacted the Sheriff's Office.
Detectives determined that the texts were sent from the phone of Gerald W. Cook, 43. was arrested and charged with Indecent Behavior With Juveniles and Computer-Aided Solicitation of a Minor.