Registered sex offender from Pineville arrested for sexual misconduct with juvenile

Steven Louis Gardner, 50 | Image Source: RPSO

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - A registered sex offender from Pineville was arrested after authorities received a report that he was engaging in sexual misconduct with a juvenile.

According to a complaint, Steven Louis Gardener, 50, committed sexual battery on a juvenile victim and had been conducting himself inappropriately around the juvenile on several different occasions.

Authorities discovered that Gardener was a registered sex offender during their initial investigation and developed sufficient probable cause to obtain an arrest warrant for criminal sexual battery and three counts indecent behavior with a juvenile.

Gardner was taken into custody without incident at his residence and booked into the Rapides Detention Center on the warrants. He remains incarcerated at the time of this release being held on a $95,000.00 bond.

Detectives said their investigation is still ongoing.



 
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