Lockport man arrested for solicitation of a teenage girl

Jim Hanzo
July 12, 2018 - 3:21 pm

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff Office announced a Lockport man has been arrested for attempting to solicit a teenage girl for sex. 

39-year-old Drexel Verdin Jr. has been charged in the incident.

Around 1 p.m. on July 1, deputies responded to a complaint on West 27th Street in Larose.  Deputies made contact with a 17-year-old female who had been walking on the street when she was approached by a man, later identified as Verdin. 

He allegedly asked her for sex in exchange for money or drugs. When she declined, he asked to take nude photos of her instead, according to cops. When she declined again, Verdin reportedly exited his vehicle and grabbed her arm. The victim was able to get away from Verdin, and he entered his car and fled the area. Following an investigation, detectives identified Verdin as the suspect.  

Verdin was taken into custody for the active warrants after a traffic stop. 

He was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux on charges of Soliciting for Prostitutes and Simple Battery. He was subsequently released on Wednesday, July 11, after posting $6,000 bond.

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