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Opelousas man accused of carnal knowledge of juvenile, juvenile pornography

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Posted at 7:39 PM, Jul 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-22 20:39:13-04

An Opelousas man is facing charges of carnal knowledge of a juvenile, juvenile pornography, and others after an investigation by St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office detectives.

Deputies responded on July 20 to a complaint of a disturbance between Dwayne Thomas and a female juvenile, who stated that she was on the front porch of her residence when Thomas stopped his vehicle in front of her driveway and demanded her cell phone.

When she refused to give it to him, he forcibly took the phone from her. The juvenile followed Thomas to his vehicle, where he then punched the juvenile in the arm and threw the phone to the ground.

Upon further investigation by deputies, it was determined that the juvenile had known Thomas for approximately one year and was in a relationship with him previously. It was also discovered that Thomas had inappropriate photos of the juvenile that he threatened to post on social media.

Thomas admitted to having a relationship with the juvenile and to the possession of the photos.

He was booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail on charges of simple robbery, cruelty to a juvenile, criminal damage to property, carnal knowledge of a juvenile, and juvenile pornography. His bond was set at $38,500.

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