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

Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 1:15pm

An Opelousas woman has been arrested on indecent behavior charges.

The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office received a complaint regarding Gabrielle Marie Fontenot, 18, sending lewd and sexual messages to a 10-year-old boy.

Immediately after St. Landry Parish Juvenile Detectives received this information, an investigation was initiated.

Detectives were able to interview Fontenot where she admitted to sending messages to not only this victim, but to other juveniles. Fontenot is facing one count of Indecent Behavior With a Juvenile.

“Just like adults, juveniles are using the internet to connect with friends through personal messages, sharing photos, videos, and other kinds of information. 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,” stated St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson, Captain Megan Vizena

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