Arrest made in Lafayette Parish incest investigation

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 3:53pm

A Duson man has been arrested on aggravated incest charges.

On Saturday March 9, Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s deputies were alerted that Jerry James McLaren, 29, from Duson, had photographs on his phone of himself engaging in sexual conduct with a 9-year-old relative.

The mother of the child reportedly came upon the photographs while lawfully viewing McLaren’s cellular phone. Deputies were able to view the photographs and interview the victim which supported the allegations of aggravated incest.

On Tuesday, March 12, deputies located McLaren in the 400 block of Pecan Grove in Lafayette and he was taken into custody and booked at the parish jail.

Bond has not been set on this charge; the investigation continues and additional charges against McLaren are likely.

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