Florent, who has no prior convictions, told investigators he had been texting with the girl via Instagram for about a month before she invited him to meet for a tryst.
Florent said he left on a lunch break from work, picked up the girl, and drove them to what he thought would be a "safe spot" under the industrial canal bridge, according to arrest documents sworn by NOPD child abuse Detective Derrick Melder.
Agents approached Haggerty and the girl on Thursday while the pair headed toward a taxi. The girl told authorities that she met Haggerty on the chat app Kik in December.
Haggerty said he felt he was doing nothing wrong because he knew the girl was 17, over the age of consent in the U. She said Haggerty had become controlling and forbade her to speak to other men.
She said he directed her to perform sexually explicit acts for him on camera, the complaint says.
After his arrest, but while the girl was still with authorities, Haggerty called the girl's cellphone from a phone in the Rocky River Police Department booking cell.
Blanca Torres and Hector Garcia, both 39, were each charged Tuesday with seven counts of lewd acts on a child, according to the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety.The detective wrote that Florent told him the girl had claimed to be a high school senior, and that "he assumed she was 18 years of age." Under Louisiana juvenile sex crime law, lack of knowledge of the child's age "shall not be a defense." According to court records, Florent is free after posting a ,000 bond, and is due back in court Sept. He also had to sign a protective order barring him from contact with the girl.Florent could not be reached for comment on his arrest.SEATTLE — Two now-former members of the University of Washington men’s rowing team are facing charges for allegedly distributing images of them having sex with intoxicated female students.Multiple media outlets reported that 19-year-olds Tyler Minney and John C.Canadian officials searched Haggerty's home found sexually explicit photos of the victim in Ohio, a lifelike child sex doll and contact information for six other possible victims, the complaint states. However, federal law states it is illegal to possess or share explicit images of anybody under 18 years old.