Bastrop Police Department Detective Richard Pace and deputies with the Morehouse Parish Sheriff's office responded to a tip regarding the whereabouts of Marcus L. Bolden, 28 year old black male. They were able to apprehended Bolden at the residence given without resistance. Bolden was placed under arrest for two counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile, following a complaint in which he allegedly exposed himself to two juveniles.
Bolden was placed in the Morehouse Parish jail with a bond of $50,000 on each count.
The charge of indecent behavior with juveniles is defined as:
• Any lewd or lascivious act upon the person or in the presence of any child under the age of 17, where there is an age difference of greater than two years between the two persons. Lack of knowledge of the child's age shall not be a defense; or
• The transmission, delivery or utterance of any textual, visual, written, or oral communication depicting lewd or lascivious conduct, text, words, or images to any person reasonably believed to be under the age of 17 and reasonably believed to be at least two years younger than the offender.
If convicted, he will face a fine not more than five thousand dollars, or imprisonment with or without hard labor for not more than seven years, or both on each count.