Man accused of prostitution with juvenile
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies accused an Ethel man of prostitution with a juvenile in East Baton Rouge after investigators said they caught him in the act.
Deputies arrested Verginald Smith, 41, Sunday on suspicion of prostitution and indecent behavior with a juvenile.
According to arrest records, deputies were called to a vacant residence Hiawatha Street after someone reported a suspicious vehicle there. When they approached, deputies said they saw Smith and someone else in the vehicle, and that Smith's pants were around his ankles.
Deputies said they learned the two had been engaged in sexual activities, and the other occupant of the vehicle was 15 years old. The deputies said Smith admitted he was going to pay the teen to help with his cell phone bill.