A Eunice man is alleged to have being "sexting" with a 12-year-old Long Island girl.

34-year-old Adam Shilow was arrested this week.  Shilow is accused sending the girl text message using a cellphone texting app called Tango.

Police say Shilow is a Level 1 sex offender.  Police began investigating him in November.

St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Captain Megan Vizena says,

“Registered sex offender, Adam Hayes Shilow of Eunice was arrested for indecent behavior with juveniles, pornography involving juveniles, computer aided solicitation of a minor, unlawful use of social networking and failure to comply as a sex offender.”

Newsday says Shilow was taken into custody after a joint investigation.

Vizena adds,

"During a joint investigation between the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Attorney General’s Office, it was discovered that Shilow was allegedly having illegal communication with a 12 year old juvenile in New York. Investigators were able to confirm that Shilow had seven (7) active profiles on social networking sites. This activity is prohibited under the terms and conditions of his release and probation, in addition to the sex offender conditions placed on him.”

Vizena says that it is crucial for parents to monitor their children's activity.  She says parents should know what they children are doing when it comes to cellphone use and social media.

She says, “If you believe Shilow contacted your child on any social networking site, you are urged to call the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office at 948-6516.”