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CPSO: 2 men arrested for sex crimes involving juveniles

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James Hardy Jr., 69 (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office) James Hardy Jr., 69 (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office)
Terry Pittman, 33 (Source: Caddo parish Sheriff's Office) Terry Pittman, 33 (Source: Caddo parish Sheriff's Office)
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

Two men have been arrested in separate cases involving illegal sexual behavior with juveniles, according to the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office.

According to a release from the CPSO, Caddo Sheriff's Youth Services detectives made the arrests within the past week.

James Hardy, 69, of Greenwood, was arrested May 1 for two counts of sexual battery. Hardy is accused of illegally touching a 14-year-old female while she visited his house at 8449 Kelly Lane in April. Hardy was arrested by Detective Jared Marshall and was booked into Caddo Correctional Center. His bond was set at $50,000.

In a separate case, Detective James Moore arrested 33-year-old Terry Pittman of Keithville on April 24 for molestation of a juvenile and pornography involving juveniles. Pittman is accused of having sex with a juvenile numerous times over the years, beginning when she was 11 years old. During the investigation, Moore seized hard drives and a flash drive belonging to Pittman and recovered numerous videos which contained child pornography.

Pittman was already in CCC after having been arrested earlier by Moore for indecent behavior with a juvenile for sending inappropriate text messages to an underage girl.  His total bond on all three charges is $600,000.  The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office says additional charges could be forthcoming.

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