Posted: Sep 5, 2013 2:22 PM by WBRZ Staff
Updated: Sep 5, 2013 10:35 PM
ST. MARY PARISH - A golf instructor from Baton Rouge has been arrested for indecent behavior with a juvenile.
"Child predators are master manipulators, they are very good at manipulating people into thinking that they are okay, they put themselves in a position of trust," said Stephen Hammons with Louisiana State Police.
Earlier this month, detectives said they were contacted by the legal guardian of a young boy who is under the age of 16. The guardian was concerned about text messages the boy was receiving from 65-year-old Paul Hensley Jr.
"We were actually able to obtain the device that the boy had been using, we assumed his identity, and we continued the conversations that Hensley had initiated, and those conversations did turn sexual in nature," Hammons said. "Hensley arranged to meet the boy in Saint Mary Parish at a predetermined location."
State Police arrived at the location and arrested Hensley.
Hensley was booked into the Saint Mary Parish Jail for online solicitation of a juvenile and indecent behavior with a juvenile.
The case remains under investigation and detectives say there could be more victims that have not yet come forward.
"If you were a victim it's okay, we're here for you, we're here to help you, we're going to have things alright," said Hammons.
If your child was coached by Hensley, State Police ask you to call (337) 262-3341.