BATON ROUGE, LA – A Baton Rouge man has been arrested for seeking to
engage in sexual activities with a minor juvenile, announced Louisiana Attorney
General Jeff Landry.
Andrew Michael Hebert, 24 of Baton Rouge, was arrested
for Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes, Indecent Behavior with
Juveniles, and Computer Aided Solicitation of a Minor.
Agents were conducting an undercover operation targeting
those seeking to purchase children for sexual purposes in West Baton Rouge
Parish. Hebert is alleged to have traveled from East Baton Rouge Parish to West
Baton Rouge Parish to meet with a female juvenile for the purpose of engage in
sexual activities in exchange for money. When Hebert arrived, he instead met
law enforcement agents who arrested and booked him into the West Baton Rouge
"Sex trafficking is a hideous crime with an
ever-lasting impact on those victimized,” said General Landry. "So my
office and I will continue to work with law enforcement agencies across our
State to bring an end to this travesty.”
Hebert’s arrest was a result of a joint investigation
with the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security Investigations,
Port Allen Police Department, Sulphur Police Department, and West Baton Rouge
Parish Sheriff’s Office.