Detectives of the Morgan City Police Department, while conducting an unrelated investigation discovered information that indicated that a male subject, Devin J. Mayon may have had inappropriate contact through social media platforms with at least one female under the age of 17 on May 13, 2021.
Based on the information, investigators with the Morgan City Police Department began a separate investigation which later confirmed their suspicions. Devin J. Mayon, 21 years of age, who was, at the time, a correctional employee with the Morgan City Police Department since January 11, 2021, was immediately placed on administrative leave while detectives conducted a thorough investigation. Based on evidence obtained through the investigation, Devin J. Mayon was terminated from his employment. Detectives determined that the evidence indicated that the internet contact, which had taken place during May 2021 was inappropriate and in violation of the law. Detectives secured an arrest warrant for Devin J. Mayon. On May 19, 2021, Mayon was booked alleging the following charges- Indecent Behavior with Juvenile(s)-2 Counts, Computer-Aided Solicitation of a Minor- 2 Counts, Pornography Involving Juveniles -10 Counts, with no bond pending a court hearing.
Chief James F. Blair stated that “although it is disappointing to investigate a fellow employee, the Morgan City Police Department and its employees are expected to be held to the highest standards the community should come to expect. There should be no distinction between officers and the general public it is sworn to protect. It is unfortunate that this former officer chose to make irresponsible decisions, but he must be held accountable.”
The investigation is continuing and should any additional evidence be revealed, additional charges may follow.