Lake Arthur man accused of posting explicit images of teen on social media

Grant Benoit (Photo courtesy: Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office)

LAKE ARTHUR, La. (KLFY) – A man is now in jail for allegedly posting explicit images of a 16-year-old on the Internet, according to the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Commander Christopher Ivey said deputies were alerted on Monday by officials at Lake Arthur High School that explicit pornographic photos of one of their juvenile students were circulating on social media.

Detectives with cyber crime training discovered the origins of the images. They located and picked up Grant Tristen Benoit, 20, of Lake Arthur.

“Benoit admitted to sending the explicit photos out of anger and admitted to having a relationship with the victim,” Ivey said in a news release.

Benoit was arrested and booked into the parish jail without bond on charges of with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile and five counts of distribution of child pornography.


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