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New Orleans man arrested for trafficking a child for sexual purposes

New Orleans – This morning, Troopers from the Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit, along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New Orleans Police Department, made their fifth arrest in conjunction with the trafficking of a juvenile from an investigation that began in 2018. Troopers served an arrest warrant on 30 year-old Cornell Cobbins of New Orleans. While serving the arrest warrant on Cobbins, two handguns and a rifle were found and confiscated. Cobbins was arrested and booked into the Orleans Parish Prison with trafficking a child for sexual purposes and three counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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.