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Man accused of trafficking 13-year-old for gas money

Posted at 10:27 AM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 11:28:37-05

An Alexandria man is accused of having sex with a 13-year-old girl, and of trying to use the girl to raise gas money by having sex with other men.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's deputies were called to a local casino on January 11, after a Louisiana State Police Gaming officer found a 13-year-old girl who had run away from Acadia Parish.

During the initial investigation the girl told detectives she had sexual intercourse with Blake K. Jenkins, 28, Alexandria. When detectives spoke with Jenkins he confirmed he had sexual intercourse with the girl. He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile. Judge Tony Fazzio set his bond at $60,000.

Detectives allege that Jenkins picked up the victim from her home and drove her to Lake Charles. Prior to picking her up Jenkins allegedly asked her several times to have sex with other men so he could obtain money for gas. It was also learned Jenkins left the victim at the casino while he went to work and asked her to have sex with men for money while he was gone.

On January 28, detectives added more charges, of second-degree kidnapping and human trafficking, to Jenkins' booking. Judge Tony Fazzio set an additional bond at $80,000.

Assisting CPSO in this case is the Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement Division, Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Department of Homeland Security.

CPSO Detective Shelley Trahan is the lead investigator on this case.