Graphic and obscene texts lead to 60 year old's arrest
GROSSE TETE - The Investigative Unit obtained the graphic and gross text messages that ultimately led to the arrest of 60-year old Scott Holbrook for allegedly soliciting a 16-year old male.
The father of the teen provided the messages to us, because he doesn't want anything like this to happen to another family. The father found the messages and turned them over to investigators.
All of this came to light after the boy's father confiscated his phone.
"I found these messages by accident," Blake Allen said. "I took his phone to punish him. When I put his phone in my hand and started to walk off the message popped in from Scott. I seen it and said that's not appropriate."
One of the messages allegedly sent by Holbrook to the juvenile reads, "Hope I get raped... not raped unless it's you."
Another message said, "We could have been together today for almost five hours, completely alone."
The father of the juvenile said detectives are still processing his son's phone. Right now, they believe the string of texts go back about four months.
"I've known Scott for quite a long time," Allen said. "I've been to the Tiger Truck Stop a whole bunch of times...would not have expected this kind of behavior from him."
When we showed up at Holbrook's Maringuoin home, he wouldn't open the door. He referred all questions to his attorney. When News 2 contacted his attorney, he said right now his client maintains his innocence. He added, there would be no comments until he is able to review the allegations against him.
Meanwhile, Allen wants what happened to his son to serve as a wake up call for other parents.
"I will not back down," Allen said. "I will not let it rest. I'll make sure I push it as far as I can and do anything I can to make sure that other people who have children will never run across this from this individual again."
Holbrook resigned from the Tiger Truck Stop last week.
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