A Rapides Parish educator now faces a long list of sex crimes. 28-year-old Donald Gene Parker, III was arrested by deputies on Monday. He is charged with computer aided solicitation of a minor, indecent behavior, conspiracy, obstruction of justice and intimidating a witness. Deputies say after the complaint, he reportedly went to the child’s home to prevent them from reporting the crimes.
Press Release – On January 30th , 2015, the Glenmora Police Department received a complaint in reference to allegations of criminal sexual conduct involving an educator and a juvenile student. The complainant reported to have received information that the suspect, Donald Gene Parker III, 28, an educator at a Rapides Parish high school, had committed multiple criminal sexual acts upon the juvenile student. Following the discovery of these allegations, Parker III allegedly went to the juvenile’s residence in an attempt to prevent the crimes being reported to law enforcement. A disturbance occurred after which Parker III fled the scene prior to law enforcement’s arrival.
After taking the initial complaint, Glenmora Police Department requested the assistance of the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office with the investigation. RPSO Detectives responded and immediately initiated a joint investigation into the allegations. Both agencies worked diligently through-out the weekend which led to the execution of a search warrant Saturday evening at Parker III’s residence. As a result of their investigation, sufficient probable cause was established that supported the allegations. Warrants were granted for Parker III’s arrest in reference to 1 count Computer Aided Solicitation of a Minor, 1 count Pornography Involving Juveniles, 1 count Indecent Behavior with Juveniles, 1 count Criminal Conspiracy, 2 counts Obstruction of Justice and 3 counts Intimidating a Witness.
On February 2nd , 2015, Detectives made contact with Parker III at the Criminal Investigation Division where he was informed of the warrants for his arrest. Parker III was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center. Bond was set this afternoon at $327,000.00. Detectives say the investigation is still ongoing.