Jackson man accused of soliciting a child online

CLINTON — East Feliciana Parish sheriff’s deputies booked a Jackson man into the parish jail Friday after investigating a complaint that he solicited sex through Facebook postings, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman said.

Chadwick J. Blackard, 21, was booked with online solicitation of a minor, Sgt. Kevin Garig said.

Blackard is accused of trying to entice a girl younger than 12 to have sex with him, Garig said.

Deputies were continuing an investigation to determine if Blackard initiated contacts with others on the Internet, Garig said.

A Jackson police officer arrested Blackard on a Sheriff’s Office arrest warrant, Garig said.