HARAHAN, La. (BRPROUD) – An investigation conducted by undercover agents led to the arrest of a 45-year-old man from Jefferson Parish for indecent behavior with a child.
Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit and the FBI launched an investigation into the suspect, Robert Oster, on March 17.
State police say the investigation was conducted by undercover agents communicating with Oster via social media. Oster sent illegal images of children and sexually explicit messages to an undercover agent posing as a 10-year-old girl.
Oster was booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center on Wednesday, June 16. He faces charges of Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile and Distribution of Child Pornography Under the Age of 13.
The Louisiana State Police urges the public to use their online reporting system to send tips to investigators. Visit http://la-safe.org/ and click on the “Suspicious Activity” link.