Baton Rouge man arrested after allegedly using social media app to try and meet 10-year-old girl for sex


East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Robert Lowery, 39 of Baton Rouge is behind bars facing one count each of Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile and Attempted Felony Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile.

Investigators were tipped off to a man from Baton Rouge who was participating “in child exploitation on a social media app,” according to the Louisiana State Police.

That led to the opening of an undercover investigation on June 21.

According to the Louisiana State Police, “during the course of the investigation, Lowery was identified as having an online conversation with an undercover FBI Agent posing as a guardian for a 10-year-old female.”

After agreeing to meet the young girl for sex, Lowery was apprehended at the location set up by the Louisiana State Police.

The FBI, Homeland Security, and Louisiana Attorney General’s Office assisted the Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit on this case.

Lowery is currently in the East Baton Rouge Prison and the investigation remains ongoing.

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