Man arrested in cyberbullying scheme
ZACHARY - Police arrested a Zachary man they said tried to bully a 16-year-old into having sex with him, including creating an elaborate social media hoax.
Lt. Don Kelly with Baton Rouge Police said detectives arrested Latrell Stepter, 20, on suspicion of cyberbullying, indecent behavior with juveniles and computer-aided solicitation of a minor.
Police accused Stepter of repeatedly texting the male victim from different cell phones to try and coerce the victim to have sex with him. Police said at one point Stepter posed as a female and tried to solicit nude photos from the victim, and also claimed to the victim he was being blackmailed to do this.
Police arrested Stepter Monday and booked him into the East Baton Rouge Parish jail. Investigators believe he may have victimized others, and asked anyone contacted by Stepter to call their local law enforcement agency and report it.
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