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Shreveport man arrested accused of computer-aided solicitation of a juvenile

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Joseph Kipp Girdner (source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office) Joseph Kipp Girdner (source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office)
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A Shreveport man was arrested for computer-aided solicitation of a juvenile.

On Thursday, detectives assigned to the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations served an arrest and search warrant at 46 year-old Joseph Kipp Girdner's home in Shreveport. The search warrant was obtained as the result of an investigation into computer-aided solicitation begun during the recent Louisiana State Police Carpe Diem initiative.

Troopers determined Girdner was the person responsible for contacting who he thought was a 13 year-old girl using electronic devices. During questioning, Girdner reportedly admitted to the charges. As part of the investigation, detectives seized electronic devices for forensic analysis.

Girdner was charged with computer-aided solicitation of a juvenile as well as six counts of indecent behavior with juveniles and was booked into the Caddo Parish Correctional Center. If convicted of all charges, Girdner faces up to a $40,000 fine and from 7 to 45 years in prison without the benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence.

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