Man Arrested for Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile

Reported by the Beauregard Sheriff's Department:

Arrested:  January 11, 2008 at 3:20 PM at the Beauregard Parish Sheriff Department

Charges:  Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile

Bond:  $15,000.00 (In)

Investigating Officers:  Detective Janet Beebe

On January 10, 2008 the Beauregard Parish Sheriff Department received a complaint that a twelve year old girl had been the victim of indecent behavior by an eighteen year old boy around November 12, 2007 in DeRidder.  Detective interviewed the victim and learned that this indecent act had occurred around November 12, 2007 while she and Leonard Bass, Jr. were at a location on Hwy 171 just south of DeRidder.  Detective learned that the suspect, Bass, was currently in the Beauregard Parish Jail on a purse snatching arrest by the DeRidder City Police.  Detective interviewed Bass who admitted that he and the twelve year old had engaged in indecent acts together.  A warrant was obtained for Bass for indecent behavior with a juvenile.  Bass was arrested and remains in jail pending the posting of a $15,000 bond.