The FBI confirmed that Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni admitted to sending “improper texts to a young man.”
In an infomercial Yenni released, the Louisiana politician admits to sexting a 17-year-old boy saying, “Last summer I was old enough to know better, but I guess I was still young enough to do something stupid.”
The remarks from Yenni were made a week after the FBI confirmed they were investigation into claims of sexting, kissing, and buying the boy underwear.
In an interview with WWL-TV, the young man who Yenni had a relationship said he “wants to expose Yenni’s behavior because he finds it disturbing.”
While the youth was initially flattered and intrigued by Yenni’s overtures, he said the texts and phone conversations began to make him uncomfortable, such as one proposing three-way sex with him and the 19-year-old mutual friend.
“He asked me to go with him to his house in Oxford (Mississippi),” the youth said. Records show Yenni owns an apartment there. “Also, the way he would describe the sexual things he wanted to do to me. And he asked me to be a secretary or assistant in his office; that way I could be with him and not be questioned.”
Weeks after the sexting began, in June 2015, the youth said he broke off communication and blocked Yenni’s number.
Constituents as well as fellow politicians have called for Yenni’s resignation but it seems like he has no intention of going anywhere.
Jefferson Parish Councilman at-large Chris Roberts and council Chairwoman Cynthia Lee-Sheng drafted a letter calling for Yenni’s resignation, while Jefferson County’s coroner, Gerry Cvitanovich, assessor, Thomas Capella, and clerk of court Jon Gegenheimer have demanded Yenni to step down.
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