Posted: Sep 12, 2012 6:44 PM by Steven Albritton
Updated: Sep 12, 2012 8:08 PM
Duane Charles Parker was arrested August 13th on two counts of 2nd degree felony solicitation of a minor under the age of 14. He is also being charged with 1st degree felony sexual assault.
According to the Montgomery County Constable's office in Texas. A mother of one of the victims noticed an unfamiliar name on her daughters Facebook. Officers say the victim only added Parker because he had already added sixteen of her other friends. She assumed she knew him because he knew so many of her friends. Parker also transposed his name and was allegedly communicating with the girls under the alias "Parker Duane". He's accused of "like"ing and commenting on the underage girls posts. He then started conversations which escalated from there. "
"He'll chat with them for a while but then after befriending them he'll start sending pornographic videos to them, whether it was video or still images," Captain Mark Seals of the Montgomery Country Precinct 4 Constables Office said.
When the mother of the victim called police, the account was deleted. But police say he created a new alias and went by "Johnny Pepper". However, police were now in control of the teenager's account and pretended to be her as the conversations continued. Parker was caught when police arrested him in Webster, Texas. He runs a seafood delivery business called 1-800 CRAWFISH and was making a delivery at the time. When arrested he had his ten and six year old daughters with him, who were both were taken into child protective services. Now police are trying to figure out if there were other victims and continue to stress the importance of monitoring your children's online behavior.
"I would advise all parents to be cautious of what your child has access to on the internet. Set parental settings to keep peole like Mr. Parker from having this kind of contact with your children," Seargeant Art Looza said.
A 2008 sexual assault case, which was never brought to a grand jury, has been re-opened against Parker. The mother of his now ten year old daughter claimed that he was sexually assaulting her.
In 2010, Parker was convicted of indecent exposure after exposing his genitals to a 17 year old Starbucks employee while he was in the drive thru lane.
Police interviews courtesy of Scott Engle with the Montgomery County Police Reporter.