HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – Authorities in Henderson County arrested a Food Lion executive Wednesday in connection with an alleged sex crime against a minor.

According to the Hendersonville Police Department, Paul Robert LaCroix, 54, of Concord, was charged with conspiracy to commit a first-degree statutory sex offense. He was given a $100,00 bond.

LaCroix was arrested for allegedly sexting a minor that he believed was seven years old. He was released shortly after he was arrested. He is expected in court on October 20.

A Food Lion spokesperson confirmed to NBC Charlotte that he was the Vice President of Pricing.

The grocery store chain issued the following statement to NBC Charlotte Wednesday evening:

Food Lion was recently made aware of the situation involving Paul LaCroix today. He was suspended immediately from the organization, pending further investigation.

On Thursday, Food Lion confirmed that LaCroix is no longer employed at Food Lion.