Donny Ray Hall Jr., 32, of 1509 NW St., Lawton, Okla., was arrested Friday, June 25, on charges of computer-aided solicitation of a minor and indecent behavior with juveniles, according to Rapides Parish Sheriff Charles Wagner Jr.
Hall was arrested following an investigation into the online solicitation of minors. Hall allegedly made contact through a chat room with what he thought was a 14-yar-old girl from Pineville.
Authorities claim Hall identified himself as a 24-year-old man from Alexandria. He allegedly sent nude photos of himself to the “girl” and discussed how they could meet. During the online conversation, Hall’s words indicated he knew of Central Louisiana.
The investigation revealed Hall had friends and/or relatives that lived in Louisiana.
The “girl” Hall was chatting with was actually a trained member of the Louisiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force officer who works with the sheriff’s office.
Assisting in the arrested were the Fort Sill military authorities, the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation and the Lawton Police Department.
Hall is in the process of extradition from Oklahoma to Louisiana to face the above charges.
Wagner said parents should monitor what their children are doing online.