A Brooklet man and a juvenile who allegedly exchanged sexually explicit photos through electronic means each were arrested Wednesday.
The 16-year-old girl was charged and turned over to parental custody, but Robert James Laroche, of Brown Street in Brooklet, is being held in jail without bond, said Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown.
The teenager’s mother learned her daughter was “involved with” Laroche, 24, and took her to the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office, where she was interviewed by Investigator William Sims, he said. After considering evidence, Sims charged the teen with misdemeanor sexual exploitation of children and turned her over to her mother. The case was referred to the Bulloch County Department of Juvenile Justice, he said.
Laroche is charged with sexual exploitation of children, electronically furnishing obscene material to minors and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Further charges are pending, he said.
Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to contact Sims at (912) 764-1767.
Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.