Published: 06-16-2021 | Category: Troop B
Harahan, LA – On March 17, 2021, Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit and the FBI Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force began an investigation into an individual, later identified as 45-year-old Robert Oster of Jefferson Parish, who was corresponding with undercover agents on social media.
During the investigation, the undercover agent was contacted by Oster and he attempted to arrange a sexual encounter with whom he believed to be a 10-year-old girl. As the investigation continued, Oster sent multiple illegal images of children and sexually explicit messages. An arrest warrant was obtained and Oster was booked in the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center on June 16, 2021 for Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile and Distribution of Child Pornography Under the Age of 13.
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 http://la-safe.org/ and clicking on the “Suspicious Activity” link.
TFC Katharine “Kate” Stegall
Louisiana State Police
Public Affairs Section
2101 I-10 Service Rd
Kenner, LA 70065