Suspect surrenders after warrants for carnal knowledge, child pornography with a juvenile

A 23-year-old Houma man is in custody of the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office after he was allegedly involved in a relationship with a 15-year-old girl.

The case started in November 2016 when TPSO deputies were called to a complaint regarding a missing 15-year-old juvenile girl.

During investigation, authorities learned that the girl had been involved in a relationship with a then-22-year-old man, identified as Leroy Joe III, now 23, of 1306 Lee Avenue, Houma.

Detectives ‚Äčreceived information that the suspect allegedly picked up the juvenile on the morning in question. The suspect had already previously been arrested for carnal knowledge of a juvenile involving the same girl.

After more investigation, deputies obtained warrants for Joe for felony charges of carnal knowledge of a juvenile and child pornography with a juvenile.

The suspect had been sought by authorities for about a week, but he turned himself in at the Terrebonne Parish Jail on March 28.

The suspect remains in the Terrebonne Jail on $150,000 bond.

Leroy Joe III