The caller said Yenni had met the teenager several times -- including going to his workplace at a mall -- and propositioned him via text messages.The teen, who reportedly grew uncomfortable with the conversations, eventually broke off contact, Lagasse said.Yenni had not spoken publicly about the alleged exchanges until Thursday.
"Now, I will work every day to prove that good people can rise from a bad decision.The 17-year-old and Yenni were introduced to each other during a function at the teen's high school, began texting and once met at a mall food court where Yenni gave him designer underwear, the report said.The texting continued and grew more explicit, including one message proposing a sexual encounter with the youth, a friend and the parish president, according to the report.Lagasse did not make the call public during the campaign.But he said it concerned him enough that he sent a letter after the election to ask Archbishop Gregory Aymond with the Archdiocese of New Orleans to look into the allegations because they involved a Jesuit High School student.
"I chose to send improper texts to a young man." Yenni said he wouldn't go into details about the content of those text messages out of respect for the privacy of "all parties." "I made a bad decision.