Pro Tennis Player Pierre-Ludovic Duclos-Lasnier Arrested for Trying to Have Sex With 13-Year-Old Girl: Cops

Canadian tennis player arrested in Florida, sent lewd pic to girl: Police

By Brian Hamacher
|  Friday, Feb 22, 2013  |  Updated 1:53 PM EDT
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A professional tennis player from Canada is facing several charges after he tried to have sex with a 13-year-old, Florida authorities said.

Pierre-Ludovic Duclos-Lasnier, 27, was arrested late Thursday on charges of attempted lewd and lascivious battery, using a computer to solicit a child to commit sex acts, traveling to solicit a child to commit sex acts, and two counts of transmission of harmful material to a minor, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's office.

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Authorities say Duclos-Lasnier, who is from Quebec but has an address in Bradenton, had chatted with a detective who was using the girl's cell phone.

Duclos-Lasnier solicited the girl to have sex and sent her a photo of his penis, authorities said. He agreed to pick her up but when he arrived at the location, he was arrested, authorities said.

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Jail records showed Duclos-Lasnier was still behind bars Friday, and it was unknown whether he has an attorney.

According to ATPWorldTour.com, Duclos-Lasnier is currently ranked 610th in tennis singles. His highest ranking since turning pro in 2007 is 229th.

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