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Zachary man arrested on charges of child exploitation

Courtesy LSP
Posted at 6:33 PM, Sep 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-12 19:33:24-04

A Zachary man was arrested today on charges of child exploitation.

Investigators from the Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit - Baton Rouge Field Office arrested Robert Magee, 55, after they learned of his participation in child exploitation on a social media app.

The initial investigation began earlier this month when investigators began an undercover child exploitation case. During the course of the investigation, Magee was identified as having an online conversation with an undercover State Trooper posing as a juvenile.

Magee further solicited and agreed to meet the juvenile for sex. Earlier this morning, Troopers along with the Zachary Police Department took Magee into custody after he arrived at a meeting location where he agreed to meet the juvenile for the purpose of having sex.

Magee was arrested and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail on charges of Computer Aided Solicitation for Sexual Purposes and Attempted Felony Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile.

This remains an active investigation.

The LSP SVU works to rescue and seek justice for the victims of crimes involving the exploitation of children and the trafficking of humans for sex or labor. The public plays an important role in identifying suspects accused of these crimes, and is urged to report criminal or suspicious activity.

The LSP online reporting system is available to the public through an anonymous reporting form that is submitted to the appropriate investigators.

The form can be found by visiting this website and clicking on the "Suspicious Activity" link.