When a person in Louisiana is convicted on a sex crime-related charge, the possible penalties are harsh. These penalties include possibly going to prison; in addition, a person may have to register as a sex offender for life or for a lengthy period. Fortunately, a person who has been accused of a sex crime, such as the Internet solicitation of a minor, is presumed innocent until and unless his or her guilt has been proved by the government.
After an investigation into the distribution of child pornography over the Internet, a Louisiana man was recently arrested by local and state authorities. Detectives from the Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Division of the Plaquemines Sheriff's Office launched an investigation toward the end of November. The 30-year-old man from Ponchatoula is now facing Internet crimes charges that include child pornography distribution.
A Louisiana man who police believe to have committed Internet solicitation of a minor has recently been arrested and charged with multiple crimes related to this accusation. Louisiana police has supposedly been investigating Internet crimes in this state, which lead them to arrest the suspected man. If -- and only if -- convicted, the man could face a large amount of jail time.
One of the most common stings is the setup of the unwary sex offender looking for underage woman on the internet. These arrests in Louisiana for Internet solicitation of a minor usually involve going to meet an undercover agent who represented herself to be an underage girl during Internet chats. The trap is so commonplace that you'd think it has played its course, but new offenders fall for it regularly without fail.
Federal law enforcement officials recently announced that they have indicted a woman for operating a web-based scam in New Iberia, Louisiana. Reports indicate that the accused woman will have the opportunity to enter her plea next month, but there is no indication as to how she will proceed with her criminal defense as it relates to the Internet fraud charges.
Obtaining indecent material involving children over the Internet is considered a serious crime throughout the country. The proliferation of social media websites and other Internet tools can make it easier for some to obtain these materials. When a court finds that a criminal offense has occurred, a resulting Internet crimes conviction can expose the individual to many years of incarceration.
Convicted sex offenders in Louisiana may have a new reason to consider what Internet sites they are using. A new law being proposed would make use of websites such as Facebook and other social networking sites chargeable as Internet crimes for a person who has been convicted of a sex offense involving a minor or of video voyeurism. The law was proposed on April 4 and is in the early stages of moving through the Louisiana legislature.