Covering Louisiana

Jul 29, 2013 6:38 PM

Jeff Davis woman among those arrested following FBI sting

A Jeff Davis Parish woman is among those arrested in Alexandria in connection with an FBI crackdown of child sex trafficking. 26-year-old Rita May Trahan of Elton is facing a charge of one count of prostitution. The nationwide sting, called "operation Cross Country" resulted in 76 arrests in Louisiana. In all, six children were recovered - four in the New Orleans area, and two in the Baton Rouge area.

Below is the breakdown from across the state, and the participating agencies:

New Orleans:
Juveniles recovered: 4
Pimps: 1
Adults (prostitutes): 17

Baton Rouge:
Juveniles recovered: 2
Pimps: 1
Adults (prostitutes): 21

Juveniles: 0
Pimps: 1
Adults (prostitutes): 11

Juveniles: 0
Pimps: 1
Adults (prostitutes): 7

Lake Charles:
Juveniles: 0
Pimps: 2
Adults (prostitutes): 8


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