BATON ROUGE - Two Baton Rouge men believed to be involved in a child sex ring face serious charges tonight. The two men were picked-up in a national sweep.
In all, 19 men across Louisiana were busted in what's called "Operation Broken Heart." June is Internet Safety Awareness Month,... more »
BATON ROUGE- A 31-year-old man has been convicted of selling sex with an underage girl online.
Erick Banks pled guilty Monday.
Prosecutors said Banks enticed a 15-year-old to engage in acts of prostitution. Banks used ads on the website backpage.com to get clients for the teen.
She... more »
The evidence in a federal sex-crime case involving a former private school counselor has been sealed by a federal magistrate judge. The judge granted a joint motion filed by the government and defense, sealing a 24-page exhibit containing e-mails allegedly exchanged between Hargrave and a 14-year-old student. Hargrave, who served... more »
A psychiatrist says a former private-school counselor accused of a federal sex crime, is mentally ill and in need of treatment. Allison Hargrave is accused of using e-mail to entice a 14-year-old girl at Ascension Episcopal School in Lafayette to engage in sexual activity. Dr. Frank Ochberg, an expert in... more »
A former Episcopal school counselor accused of a federal sex crime will likely ask to be released from the Iberia Parish Correctional Center at a detention hearing next week. Psychiatrist Dr. Allison Hargrave is accused of using e-mail to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity. She was then... more »
A Livingston Parish man, accused of luring an underage girl to have sex with him, is under arrest.
During a traffic stop on LA 447 north of Walker, deputies found 23 year-old Russell James Eppinett with a juvenile passenger, as well as a number of illegal drugs in the... more »
An Assumption Parish man has been sentenced in Napoleonville to 96 years in prison for sex crimes involving six children ranging from age 5 to 15. 53-year-old Kim Bernuchaux of Pierre Part got the maximum penalty for each of his six counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile. As part... more »