Man arrested in NOLA for child trafficking

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NEW ORLEANS, La (BRPROUD) On Friday, Aug. 20, the Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit, the FBI and New Orleans Police Department made a fifth arrest in an investigation that started in 2018.

An arrest warrant for 30-year-old Cornell Cobbins was served and while apprehending Collins, troopers found two handguns and a rifle. Both were confiscated.

Cobbins was booked into the Orleans Parish Prison for trafficking a child for sexual purposes and three counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

In Feb. of 2020, Louisiana had 809 sexual trafficking victims, according to the Department of Child and Family Services.

In East Baton Rouge Parish, 110 victims were trafficked. 68 of those victims were from East Baton Rouge Parish, according DCFS.

Two months ago, Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a bill creating the Office of Human Trafficking Prevention. The office aims to find the underground issue that affect all parts of the state.

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