Man arrested for indecent behavior out on bond

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 3, 2009


LAPLACE—A Mt. Airy man was arrested Saturday in connection with a complaint regarding indecent behavior with a Juvenile, said a spokesman for the St. John Sheriff’s Office.

Cornel Joseph, 53, was booked just before 1 a.m. Saturday for indecent behavior with a juvenile, said Capt. Dane Clement, public information officer for the Sheriff’s Office. Clement said Joseph was released from the Sherman Walker Correctional Facility in LaPlace Monday after posting a $25,000 bond.

According to a report from police, Joseph was arrested after someone contacted the Sheriff’s Office to complain that he had committed a lewd act in the presence of a juvenile. Nothing further was released about the incident.