Parish man arrested for computer solicitation of minor

Published 9:01 am Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A Franklinton man has the distinction of being arrested by the Washington Parish juvenile officer shortly after Sheriff Randy Seal appointed Detective Sergeant Terry Harris to that position.

One of Harris’ first cases resulted in the arrest of Dallas Brady, 30.

The investigation began with a complaint from the parent who reported that his minor teenage son had been solicited for sexual purposes through the popular social media site, Facebook.

Harris obtained an arrest warrant for Brady and a search warrant for his residence. Brady was arrested and charged with computer solicitation of a minor and booked into the Washington Parish Jail with a $25,000 bond.

If convicted, Brady faces imprisonment at hard labor for five to 10 years, without benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence.

Seal advises parents to pay attention to what their children are doing on the Internet.

“I encourage all parents to carefully monitor their children’s Internet activities, especially social media sites, because these sites are a popular place for child predators to seek victims,” he said. “If you have the least suspicion that anything irregular is occurring, you should intervene immediately.”

Seal said he appointed Harris in an effort to combat crimes against juveniles as well as juvenile crime.