Canadian professional tennis player Pierre-Ludovic Duclos arrested on child sex-related charges
BRADENTON, Fla. - Manatee County deputies arrested Canadian professional tennis player Pierre-Ludovic Duclos-Lanier on Thursday night for attempting to have sex with a 13-year-old girl.
Authorities say Duclos, who as of Friday morning was ranked as the 610 th best men's tennis player in the world, was talking with the girl on her cell phone.
Thursday a Manatee County detective assumed the identity of the girl using her phone. Investigators say the 27-year-old Duclos, better known as Pierre-Ludovic Duclos, continued to solicit the girl to engage in sex and sent a photo of his penis.
Duclos then agreed to pick the victim up at an agreed location and then return to his home to have sex with her. When Duclos showed up to meet the girl, Crimes Against Children Detectives arrested him.
Authorities say during questioning Duclos made a full confession.
Duclos is charged with Use of a Computer to Seduce/Solicit/Entice a Child to Commit Sex Acts, Travel to Seduce/Solicit/Entice a Child to Commit Sex Acts, Transmission of Material Harmful to Minors by Electronic Device or Equipment, and Attempted Lewd and Lascivious Battery.
Duclos is being held without bond at the Manatee County Jail.