Baton Rouge Golf Instructor Arrested On Allegations Of Indecent Behavior With Juvenile
ST. MARY PARISH, La. (KPEL) -- A Baton Rouge golf instructor has been arrested by state police in connection with allegations that he had an improper relationship with a juvenile boy.
State Police Trpr. Stephen Hammons said they were contacted by the legal guardian of the boy, whom he said was under 16 years of age, because she was concerned about text messages the boy was receiving from the golf instructor, 65-year-old Paul Hensley, Jr.
"The guardian had attending training provided by State Police, which taught the warning signs of sexual predators," Hammons said in a written release. "She recognized the signs in the conversations Hensley was having with the boy, even though they had not yet turned sexual."
Troopers took the boy's phone and assumed his identity, Hammons said, continuing the text conversations with Hensley. The conversations eventually became sexually explicit, Hammons said, and Hensley "indicated that he wanted to meet the boy at a location in St. Mary Parish for a sexual encounter."
Troopers met Hensley at the predetermined locations, Hammons said, where he was taken into custody.
Hensley was booked into the St. Mary Parish Jail on charges of online solicitation of a juvenile and indecent behavior with a juvenile, Hammons said.
Detectives believe there could be more victim's of Hensley's, Hammons said.