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Joint investigation leads to arrest of Thibodaux man on charges of child exploitation

Baton Rouge – On May 20, 2021, Investigators from the Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit – Baton Rouge Field Office in conjunction with the FBI, Homeland Security, Louisiana Attorney General’s Office, and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a Lafourche Parish man after they learned of his participation in child exploitation on a social media app. 28-year-old Dillon Guidry of Thibodaux was arrested for charges related to indecent behavior with a juvenile, computer aided solicitation of a minor, attempted felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile, pornography involving juveniles, and possession of marijuana.

The initial investigation began on March 17, 2021, when Investigators began an undercover child exploitation case. During the course of the investigation, Guidry was identified as having an online conversation with an undercover FBI Agent posing as a juvenile. Guidry further solicited and agreed to meet the juvenile for sex. Troopers took Guidry into custody after he arrived at a meeting location where he agreed to meet the juvenile for the purpose of having sex.

Guidry was arrested and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail for violating LRS 14:81 Indecent Behavior with a JuvenileLRS 14:81.3 Computer Aided Solicitation for Sexual Purposes, LRS 14:80 Attempted Felony Carnal Knowledge of a JuvenileLRS 14:81.1 Pornography involving Juveniles, and LRS 40:966 Possession of Marijuana. 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.