Registered sex offender behind bars for having sex with minors

By Nikki Henderson |

Published 08/15 2014 11:20AM

Updated 08/15 2014 11:24AM

A Greenwood man has been arrested for allegedly having sex with teenage girls.

Justin Beckham, 30, was taken into custody Friday after an investigation by the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office.

According to Sheriff's Detective Jared Marshall, Beckham had been talking and texting a 16-year-old girl with his cell phone.  The two met through mutual friends several years ago and recently began a sexual relationship. 

The girl was aware that Beckham is sex offender. He was convicted in 2007 for simple rape. 

Detectives also identified a second juvenile victim who said she had a sexual encounter with Beckham when she was 14.

Marshall said Beckham created and maintained a Facebook account using the false name "Bradley Pitt." As a registered sex offender, he is prohibited by law from having a Facebook account.

Beckham was booked into Caddo Correctional Center and charged with  indecent behavior with juveniles, computer-aided solicitation of a minor, two counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile and unlawful use of a social networking website.

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