BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A Ponchatoula man convicted of attempted enticement of a minor was sentenced to 10 years in prison, according to U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Gathe, Jr.

The court also sentenced Jaime Aaron Sousa, 28, to serve five years of supervised release after his prison term, which includes sex offender registration requirements, according to Gathe.

In January 2021, Sousa allegedly used social media to contact and sexually pursue a person he believed to be a 13-year-old girl. A news release from the Middle District of Louisiana said Sousa sent explicit messages and photographs before traveling to Baton Rouge with the intent of engaging in sexual activity with the minor. He was arrested in Baton Rouge by law enforcement.

Agencies involved in the investigation were the FBI, Homeland Security Investigations, the Louisiana Bureau of Investigations, Louisiana State Police, and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office.