SOMERSET, Mass. (WLNE) — Chief Todd Costa and the Somerset Police Department announced that a Louisiana man was sentenced to serve 18 months in the Bristol County House of Corrections on charges of child enticement.
33-year-old Carlos Normand, of Scott, L.A., was arrested in December of 2022 on an outstanding warrant issued by Somerset police and was charged with enticing a child under the age of 16, distributing obscene material to a minor and accosting or annoying another person.
In October of 2022, Somerset police received a report stating that a juvenile had gotten concerning messages on their social media accounts from a person they didn’t know.
Investigators determined that Norman was using social media to pose as an 11-year-old and 9-year-old child. Police further learned that Normand was grooming the juvenile, building trust and an emotional connection to manipulate and abuse them.
One detective in the investigation posed as a 10-year-old boy, and was solicited by Normand for content of a sexual nature. Normand also sent sexually explicit photos to the detective using a social media account.
Normand pleaded guilty to all charges on Nov. 20, and must also serve three years of probation on the charges of distributing obscene material and accosting.