LSP SVU arrests man in child exploitation investigation

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ZACHARY, La. (KLFY)- A Zachary man was arrested Thursday during an investigation into computer-aided solicitation of a child.

Robert Magee, 55, faces these charges:

  • Computer aided solicitation for sexual purposes of a juvenile
  • Attempted felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile

According to State Police, the initial investigation began earlier this month when investigators began an undercover child exploitation case.

LSP said, “during the course of the investigation, Magee was identified as having an alleged online conversation with an undercover State Trooper posing as a juvenile.”

The suspect in this case allegedly sought out and agreed to meet the child for sex. 

The Louisiana State Police said, on Thursday morning, the Zachary Police Department apprehended Magee “after he arrived at a meeting location where he agreed to meet the juvenile for the purpose of having sex.”

Magee was arrested and is currently in the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail.

This investigation is ongoing and there is no further information available at this time.

The LSP Special Victims Unit 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 Louisiana State Police 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 here and clicking on the “Suspicious Activity” link.

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