Shreveport firefighter arrested for Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile
Louisiana State Police have arrested a Shreveport firefighter after facilitating a meeting online with what he thought was a 13-year-old girl and her mother to have a sexual encounter with both. Trooper Matt Harris says 35-year-old Brian Garza was on duty when he chatted with the girl and he arranged to meet at a location. Harris says when Garza showed up at the location, Troopers were waiting to take him into custody.
“It was a Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit Agent that was actually working the case. He was engaging in conversation with an actual agent, not a 13-year-old girl.”
Harris says Garza believed he was talking to a 13-year-old girl when it was actually an LSP agent on the other end. He says if Garza is convicted, he could be fined up to $75,000 and spend 70 years in prison.
“He is charged with Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile, Prostitution and Computer Aided Solicitation of a Minor. “