Lincoln Parish officials arrest two men, including visiting professor at Louisiana Tech
RUSTON, La. (KNOE) - The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men, one accused of indecent behavior with a juvenile and one accused of possession of pornography involving juveniles.
Monte Garrett, 53, is charged with indecent behavior with a juvenile. Garrett is a visiting professor at Louisiana Tech University.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations, Louisiana Bureau of Investigations (LBI) and LPSO began a joint investigation on Garrett after they say they received a tip he had been communicating with a person he thought was a 14-year-old girl.
LPSO says the conversations Garrett was having were sexual. The investigation began last week and Garrett was arrested on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022.
In a different investigation, LBI and LPSO arrested Ralph Richards who is accused of possession of pornography involving juveniles.
LPSO says they started investigating Richards after receiving a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Richards was booked into Lincoln Parish Detention Center.
Both are ongoing investigations and LPSO says more charges are possible.
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