A Sulphur woman has been arrested on seven counts of 1st degree rape following an investigation into explicit Instagram messages involving videos and images of young children.
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office says deputies began investigating after receiving a complaint from the Louisiana State Police LA-SAFE (Louisiana Analytical & Fusion Exchange) and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in reference to explicit conversations shared between two Instagram accounts.
Deputies say one of the accounts allegedly belonged to 18-year-old Lakien D. Perry of Sulphur, who was arrested on January 17. The other account holder was unidentified.
During the investigation, detectives say they learned Perry had allegedly provided the unidentified account with a live video feed of her having inappropriate sexual contact with a 5-year-old boy.
Further investigation also allegedly revealed that interactions, which are reported to include sending inappropriate videos and photographs of her and the child, had been ongoing between Perry and the other account since December 2019.
Detectives also learned Perry also had alleged inappropriate sexual contact with a 3-year-old girl.
Perry was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 7 counts of 1st degree rape; 20 counts of sexual battery; and pornography involving a juvenile.
Her bond has been set at $2.8 million.