Man in country illegally arrested for child exploitation
LAFAYETTE – An illegal immigrant has been arrested for internet crimes against children, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry's office reported.
Gustavo Ramos Castro was arrested on one count of indecent behavior with juveniles and one count of computer-aided solicitation of a minor. Castro had been living in Lafayette while being in the country illegally.
Castro was booked on the above charges into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center. The arrest is the result of a joint investigation between the Louisiana Bureau of Investigators Cyber Crime Unit, Homeland Security Investigation, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office and the Lafayette Police Department.
A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer has been placed on Castro, which holds him for enforcement review, according to Landry's office.
"From changing Lafayette's sanctuary policies to assisting us in this arrest, Sheriff Garber and his team are working hard to fight illegal immigration and bring criminals to justice," Landry said. "It is important for all elected officials to recognize the importance of cooperating with federal authorities to root out illegal immigration."
To report child exploitation, call the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation at 800-256-4506.