Convicted sex offender faces child porn and drug charges

Convicted sex offender faces child porn and drug charges

AMITE, LA (WAFB) - A convicted sex offender has been arrested on child porn and drug charges, according to investigators.

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office reported Jerry Parker, 38, of Amite, is accused of "contacting a female on Facebook and engaging in unwanted sexually explicit behavior."

Deputies said the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office was initially contacted on January 23. They added it was learned Parker was convicted in Bossier Parish in 2007 on a charge of computer-aided solicitation of a juvenile.

According to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, because Parker lives in Tangipahoa Parish and is registered there as a sex offender, the case was turned over to TPSO.

Investigators said Parker had porn involving children, meth and pipes in his home.

He faces charges of pornography involving juveniles, failure to notify of change in registration information, possession of Schedule II, possession of drug paraphernalia and a hold was placed on him through the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office on a charge of unlawful use of a social networking website.

Authorities said the investigation is ongoing and more charges may be filed.

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