Quebec's highest-ranked male tennis player arrested in Florida
Pierre-Ludovic Duclos, seen in this file photo, was arrested in Florida.
Published Friday, February 22, 2013 11:40AM EST
Last Updated Friday, February 22, 2013 12:12PM EST
A professional tennis player from Quebec has been arrested in Bradenton, Florida.
Pierre-Ludovic Duclos allegedly tried to convince a 13-year-old girl to have sex with him.
Police say the 27-year-old was communicating with the girl via text messages, but a Manatee County police officer assumed the identity of the teenage after the initial discussion.
Police arrested Duclos after he allegedly agreed to meet the girl in person. Authorities say Duclos confessed to the crime during questioning.
Duclos is originally from Ste. Foy, Quebec.