Gramercy Man Pleads Guilty to Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile

          On July 11, 2018, Courtney Jones of 246 S Cherry St. Gramercy, LA., age 23, pled guilty to Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile. Jones was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Adam Koenig, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Jessie LeBlanc. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors just minutes prior to jury selection for Jones’ scheduled trial following a 2016 arrest. 

          On April 26, 2016, detectives with the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office received information indicating that a male subject identified as Courtney Jones, who was 21 years of age at the time, had been forwarding explicit photographs of himself to a juvenile female via social media. Upon receiving this information and interviewing the juvenile, detectives learned that Jones had recently engaged in sexual activities with the juvenile on more than one occasion. Based on this information, a warrant of arrest was issued for Jones. Jones was subsequently arrested and booked into the St. James Parish Detention Center. 

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charge, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Jones was sentenced to 7 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. Upon release from incarceration, Jones must register and notify as a sex offender or child predator for a period of 15 years.