Provencal man arrested for indecent behavior with 6-year-old boy


Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Provencal man classified as a Tier 2 sex offender in connection with the alleged inappropriate behavior with a 6-yea-old boy, according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones Jr.

NPSO Patrol Division responded to the Victoria Trailer Park, located in the 700 block of Provencal-Robeline Road June 11 at 7 p.m. when the mother of the juvenile reported he was allegedly lured into a residence by a male and subjected to inappropriate sexual acts.

The investigation led to the identification of the suspect Donald Wayne Harp, a Tier 2 sex offender, who was living in the trailer park after his release from the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center in 2014 on a prior conviction of possession of child pornography.

Deputies collected additional information from concerned citizens in the area, which assisted in the investigation.

At deputies located Harp, 36, at 10:11 p.m. he was booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center and charged with one-count of indecent behavior with a juvenile.

Harp’s bond is set at $100,000. Detectives assigned to the NPSO Criminal Investigations Division are actively involved in the investigation as it continues.

Involved in the investigation and arrest were: Sgt. C. Dunn, Reserve Deputy J. Kay, Detective Derrick Sowell, and Detective Wyn McDowell and the Rapides Children’s Advocacy Center.

The criminal case will be turned over to the Natchitoches Parish District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.