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Two accused of soliciting "teens" on the internet

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Posted: Sep 26, 2012 11:06 AM by Russell Jones
Updated: Sep 26, 2012 2:12 PM
Source: East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office

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Topics: baton rouge, sex, solicitation, arrest, internet, girl, undercover, investigation, computer, james hargroder, shawn orillion

BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish arrested two men they said tried to solicit sex from what they thought were teens over the internet.

Deputies arrested Baton Rouge physician James Hargroder, 64, and Shawn Orillion, 45, of Denham Springs this week. Both were charged with indecent behavior with a juvenile, and computer aided solicitation of a minor.

A sheriff's department spokesperson said detectives with the Internet Crimes Against Children unit communicated with the men over the internet earlier this year, posing as teen girls. They said both men transmitted sexually-explicit messages and images of themselves, which the agents used to identify them.

Detectives said Orillion also arranged to meet with the "girl" he communicated with, but did not show up.

Deputies arrested Hargroder this morning, and arrested Orillion on Monday. They said they also found child pornography during a search of Orillion's home.

Orillion was also charged in Livingston Parish with 30 counts of pornography involving juveniles, and booked in their jail on a $3 million bond.

The arrests came with the assistance of the state Attorney General's Office and Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office.

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