Sheriffs: Man lures foster home child, 13, outside for sex

WASHINGTON PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Washington Parish Sheriff's deputies say they have arrested a man they who allegedly went to a foster home to lure a young girl outside for sex.

Derrick Townshend, 26, was arrested on Tuesday. He has been charged with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile.

Officers say that Townsend would travel to a foster home a night, knock on the bedroom window and lure the child outside. Investigators say he would take the child to a nearby vacant mobile home where he would engage in sexual conduct with her.

Authorities say that two other foster children residing in the home admitted that Townsend had also approached them about having sexual activity but they refused.

Townsend is being held in the Washington parish jail on a $15,000 bond.

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