Tenn. man arrested for sex crimes with 15-year-old New Orleans girl _lowres

John Lynch

A traffic stop in Chalmette Wednesday night led to the arrest of a Tennessee man on charges of carnal knowledge of a juvenile, according to a St. Bernard Parish police press release.

John Lynch, 53, of the Chattanooga area, has been booked with two counts of carnal knowledge of the girl for allegedly having sex with her, as well as two counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

According to the report, Lynch met a 15-year-old New Orleans girl on the Internet several months ago and arranged to meet with her while she was visting relatives in St. Bernard Parish.

Authorities in Tennessee and the Louisiana Attorney General's Office are also investigating Lynch and he is being held in St. Bernard Parish Prison in lieu of bond set at $750,000.