SHREVEPORT - Police say 12 year-old, Desoto student Justin Bloxom was lured to a taxi cab via text messaging.
Police say 34-year-old cab driver Brian Horn posed as a woman to draw the boy in.
Horn is a registered sex offender.
Desoto Parish Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle encourages parents to protect their children from sexual predators.
Visitation for Justin's family will be Friday night, and the funeral on Saturday at the Centuries Memorial Funeral Home.