Jackson man arrested for soliciting 12-year-old girl

Chadwick Blackard (Source: EFPSO)
Chadwick Blackard (Source: EFPSO)

EAST FELICIANA PARISH, LA (WAFB) - The mother of a 12-year-old girl helped catch a man who allegedly solicited her daughter via Facebook.

According to reports, Chadwick Blackard, 21, added the girl as a friend in June.  The girl's mother was checking her daughter's Facebook in early July and became concerned.  

Investigators say the mother started responding to messages from Blackard, posing as her daughter and gave him her own cell phone number to see what he would do.  Blackard allegedly responded with texts soliciting sex, thinking he was texting the daughter.

Blackard, of Jackson, La., allegedly admitted during questioning that there were other victims.

Blackard has been charged with computer-aided solicitation of a minor.  More charges are expected.

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