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Joint investigation leads to arrest of online child predator in Mandeville

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MANDEVILLE, La. -

A Mandeville man faces charges for indecent behavior with a juvenile and computer aided solicitation of a minor, announced the Louisiana Attorney General's High Technology Crime Unit.

39-year-old Jason McHenry was arrested Thursday as a result of a joint undercover investigation involving the Attorney General's High Technology Crime Unit, East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, and St. Tammany Sheriff's Office.

McHenry was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail. If convicted as charged, he faces up to 17 years in prison.

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has earned a solid reputation for vigorously monitoring, arresting, and prosecuting online child predators. The Attorney General's High Technology Crime Unit has investigated thousands of computer crimes which have victimized children as young as infants to as old as 17 years of age. To report suspected cases of Internet crime, call 1-800-256-4506.

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