Sex Offender Arrested for Failure to Register and Unlawful Use of a Social Network

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Douglas Hotard Baton Rouge MugshotThe East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office has arrested Douglas Hotard, 52, of Baton Rouge for driving a vehicle that was not registered with the Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender and Child Predator Unit.

Hotard admitted to having the vehicle for nearly a month prior to being arrested by deputies.

Deputies also charged Hotard with Unlawful Use of a Social Network for having a Facebook page in his name.

Hotard told deputies the page was his, however, stated that someone else set it up for him.

Unlawful Use of a Social Network is a law that was introduced in 2012. It is a felony charge that carries up to 10 years in prison for first time offenders and up to a $10,000 fine.

Hotard was transported to EBR Parish Prison where he is being held awaiting a bond hearing.

Jason Hamilton







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