FDLE agents travelled to Louisiana to assist in the arrest of Christopher Andrew Anderson, 24, of Norco, Louisiana for online solicitation of a minor for sex acts and transmission of material harmful to minors by electronic device.
The investigation began in July, when the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reached out to FDLE to assist with the investigation of a complaint of a 12-year old child being solicited for nude images online. The suspect identified himself as a 24-year old male from Louisiana and sent sexually explicit videos/images of himself to the victim, requested the victim send nude pictures and expressed an interest in kidnapping the victim.
FDLE agents and members of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office identified the suspect as Anderson, who resides in the town of Norco in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana. FDLE agents obtained an arrest warrant for Anderson and contacted the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office to request assistance with the investigation. Based on the investigation, the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office obtained a search warrant for Anderson’s residence. FDLE travelled to Louisiana and assisted the sheriff’s office in the service of the search warrant which yielded evidence that indicated Anderson may have solicited images from other children. In addition to being arrested on the charges from Florida, Anderson was also arrested for possession of child pornography by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Anderson was taken to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Jail to face the local charges and await extradition to Florida. Additional charges are dependent upon completion of forensic exams. The Office of the State Attorney, 2nd Judicial Circuit will prosecute this case.
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