Posted: Sep 3, 2010 4:24 PM by Heather Harel
Updated: Sep 3, 2010 6:17 PM
Source: Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office
Six men were arrested and one is wanted after initiating sexually explicit contact on the Internet with people police had reason to believe were underage children.
Detectives from the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, Saint Landry Parish Sheriff's Office and Louisiana State Police participated in the undercover Internet operation which led to the arrests of:
All of the men were charged with computer-aided solicitation of a minor and indecent behavior with juveniles.
Detectives have also obtained arrest warrants for:
"These investigations are the result of detectives proactively patrolling cyber space. The public can rest assured that the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office will remain vigilant in investigating and capturing Internet child predators, but providing Internet safety training for parents and children throughout the parish is equally important in keeping our children safe. Please feel free to contact the public information officer at 985-902-2000 to ask about Internet Safety training,” said Sheriff Daniel Edwards.
Photos courtesy of Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office.