Published: 02-04-2022 | Category: Statewide
Troopers assigned to the Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit brought two separate criminal cases to conclusion over the last week resulting in child exploitation arrests.
Livingston Parish – On January 7, 2022, FBI agents assigned to the Tampa Bay Field Office arrested a Lake County, FL man on an active warrant issued by the Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit – Baton Rouge Field Office. 21-year-old Jordan Knight of Tavares, FL was arrested for charges related to indecent behavior with a juvenile, computer aided solicitation of a minor, attempted pornography involving a juvenile, and carnal knowledge of a juvenile.
The initial investigation began in October of 2021, when Investigators received a complaint of Knight having sexual conversations with a female juvenile in Livingston Parish. After a thorough investigation, Investigators also discovered Knight participated in sexual activities with the female juvenile and attempted to produce pornography of the sexual encounter.
On February 1, 2022, Troopers assigned to the Louisiana State Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit extradited Knight from Florida to Livingston Parish. Knight was booked into the Livingston Parish Jail for violating LRS 14:81 Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile, LRS 14:81.3 Computer Aided Solicitation of a Minor, LRS 14:81.1 Attempted Pornography Involving Juveniles(Production), and LRS 14:80 Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile. This remains an active investigation.
Baton Rouge – On February 2, 2022, Investigators from the Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit – Baton Rouge Field Office in conjunction with the FBI and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a St. James Parish man after they learned of his participation in child exploitation on a social media app. 35-year-old Jacques Folse of Vacherie was arrested for charges related to indecent behavior with a juvenile and computer aided solicitation of a minor.
The initial investigation began on January 5, 2022, when Investigators began an undercover child exploitation case. During the course of the investigation, Folse was identified as having an online conversation with an undercover FBI Agent posing as a guardian for an 11-year-old female. Folse further solicited and agreed to meet the juvenile for sex.
On January 27, 2022, Investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Folse in East Baton Rouge Parish. On February 2, 2022, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on Folse and placed him under arrest. Folse was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail for violating LRS 14:81 Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile and LRS 14:81.3 Computer Aided Solicitation of a Minor. This remains an active investigation.
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 Taylor J. Scrantz
Louisiana State Police
Public Affairs Section
Office: (225) 754-8524