St. Charles man arrested by Florida officials in Norco

Published 2:20 pm Friday, August 30, 2019

NORCO – St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Deputies assisted Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) in the arrest of Christopher Andrew Anderson, 24, of Norco, Louisiana for online solicitation of a minor for sex acts and sending harmful material to minors online.

   The investigation began in July, when the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office in Florida reached out to FDLE to assist with the investigation of a 12-year old child being solicited for nude images online. The suspect identified himself as a 24-year old male from Louisiana and sent sexually explicit videos/images of himself to the victim, requested the victim send nude pictures and expressed an interest in kidnapping the victim.

   FDLE agents and members of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office identified the suspect as Anderson, who resides in Norco.  Agents obtained an arrest warrant for Anderson and contacted the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office to request assistance.  The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office obtained a search warrant for Anderson’s residence.  FDLE travelled to Louisiana and assisted the sheriff’s office in serving a search warrant which yielded evidence that indicated Anderson may have solicited images from other children. In addition to being arrested on the charges from Florida, Anderson was also arrested for possession of numerous pornographic images of juvenile females by by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

   Anderson was taken to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Jail to face the local charges and await extradition to Florida. Additional charges are dependent upon completion of forensic exams.