A Phoenix police officer was arrested by Scottsdale police Friday night is accused of having sex with an underage girl who said she wanted to get pregnant, police said.
Justin LaClere, 32, is accused of having sex with a 17-year-old girl after initiating contact with her through the cell phone app Whisper, according to Scottsdale Police Department records. Police say LaClere responded to the girl’s Jan. 13 post on Whisper of a picture of a baby with the text: “I want to get pregnant but I’m only a teen.”
Whisper is a social media service that allows users to anonymously post photos with text.
A person with the username “Jason69er”, whom Police believe to be LaClere, began a string of private messages over several days, according to police records. In the first message, LaClere asked the teen how old she was and she replied she was 17. At one point “Jason69er” responded,“You’d be a beautiful pregnant mommy,” and “I’ve wanted a young pregnant girlfriend,” according to police records.
The teen also asked “Jason69er” how old he was and he replied that he was 32 and asked if that was ok, according to police records. She responded that she was worried her dad would “call the cops and have you arrested for sleeping with a minor,” according to police records.
The girl and LaClere exchanged photos through the cell phone application and in one of them LaClere is pictured wearing a Phoenix Police Department uniform. LaClere also told the girl he was a police officer, according to police records.
LaClere is accused of meeting the girl on Jan. 14 at her home after school and having sex with her while her family was away, according to police records.
LaClere was arrested at his Gilbert home Jan. 17 in connection with one count of luring a minor for sexual exploitation and one count of sexual conduct with a minor, according to police records. LaClere told police he “knew what he did was wrong because she was underage,” according to police records.
LaClere was with the Phoenix police for seven years and resigned on Friday, Sgt. Steve Martos of the Phoenix Police Department said.