Posted: Jul 6, 2012 7:58 PM by Tonya LaCoste
A Rayne man is sentenced to six years in prison for transporting obscene material to a minor. Joel Lance Roy, 54, chatted online with someone he believed was a 14-year-old girl in California. According to court records, he asked the girl if she would chat with an older man. "The defendant sent nude photos of himself and web-cam shots of himself masturbating until he ejaculated. From November of 2007 through January of 2008, Roy chatted with the 14-year old female about engaging in specific sexual acts if the two were together and expressed an interest in having a sexual encounter with the girl," said United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley.
In January 2008, Roy mailed the girl a web cam and Victoria Secret underwear to have her record herself in sexually explicit poses and send it back to him over the internet. "The defendant's goal was to entice a minor to participate in sexually explicit acts. We hope this sentence sends a message that adults who participate in online sexual chats with minors for the purpose of exploiting them will face serious consequences," said Finley.