Mandeville man arrested for arranging to meet teen for sex
From the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office
A Mandeville man has been arrested after he showed up at a residence looking to have sex with a 14-year-old girl.
Shortly before 2:30 p.m. on Friday (Oct 11), St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence on Harry Lemons Road in Mandeville in reference to a man who was at the residence attempting to locate a teenage girl who he said told him to meet her there.
Bruce Jourdan (age 57) of Mandeville had exchanged text message with the 14-year-old, making plans to meet the girl at the residence to engage in sexual activities. He showed deputies he had knowledge of the girl being a minor, and had still continued to request sexual intercourse with her.
Jourdan, who was still at the residence when deputies arrived, was arrested on one count of L.R.S. 14:81.3 Computer-aided Solicitation of a Minor (felony) and was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail.
The juvenile involved, who did not live at the residence, was located by deputies and deemed to be safe.