When he arrived at a Kenner apartment four hours later to meet his underage date, actually an undercover adult detective, the police busted him.
Since then, the Kenner Police Department has arrested 49 more men in a program so successful that dozens of other Louisiana law enforcement agencies are launching similar efforts.
He said secrecy was necessary for the sting to be effective.
Individuals often engage in innocent communications that become problematic as the subject matter becomes racier or suggestive.Allegations of illegal behavior involving electronic communications, photography, or video can be some of the most damaging and difficult to address as these materials can be seized by law enforcement and become damaging evidence of a crime."Stings" created by law enforcement to trap individuals into criminal activity through use of electronic communication such as computer chat rooms and websites advertising sex with minors are prevalent and often high priorities for law enforcement.The adult is always responsible for their communications even if the younger person is instigating the suggestive subject matter.Child pornography crimes encompass a wide range of conduct including viewing depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, possessing depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, or transmitting depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.A typical defendant will argue by saying, “I never touched her, so why am I being charged?