Investigation leads to arrest of man for indecent behavior with 12-year-old
BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge man accused of soliciting sex with a 12-year-old girl online was arrested Monday after a multi-state investigation.
His attorney said he has a "severe intellectual disability" that should be taken into consideration.
Joshua Guadamud, 31, was arrested on one count of indecent behavior with a juvenile. The warrant for his arrest says he was chatting online with a girl who said she was 12, and that he indicated that he wanted to have sex with her.
Guadamud was booked Monday and has since been released on bond.
Franz Borghardt, Guadamud's attorney, said his disability should be obvious to anyone he meets.
Borghardt also said he believes the disability played a role in the behavior that led to his arrest.
Guadamud's arrest was the result of an investigation that involved the FBI, Louisiana Bureau of Investigation's Cyber Crime Unit, the Louisiana Attorney General's Office, Homeland Security, the Baton Rouge Police Department and the Austin Police Department.