Central School Board candidate arrested, accused of indecent behavior with juvenile

A candidate running for a spot on the Central School Board was arrested and charged after allegedly engaging in indecent behavior with a juvenile.

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrested District I candidate Joshua Schopp, 20, and charged him with indecent behavior with a juvenile and computer-aided solicitation of a minor.

Authorities say Schopp used Snapchat to talk with a 15-year-old girl, who originally told Schopp she was 17 years old.

According to the probable cause affidavit, even after the teen told Schopp her correct age, he allegedly requested a nude photograph and suggested he and the teen should have sex.

The probable cause form also states Schopp allegedly sent the juvenile a picture of his erect penis. Schopp provided a short video to prove it was his penis in the picture that showed his bedroom that matched the background in the photo.

Authorities say the juvenile recorded the video and messages with Schopp’s phone number and gave the information to law enforcement.

Authorities collected all electronic devices Schopp allegedly used to take photographs.

When Schopp arrived at EBRSO headquarters for questioning, he admitted to sending the picture after learning the victim was 15 years old. He said he felt pressured to send the photo but knew it was a mistake.

Schopp was booked in the EBR Parish Prison.

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