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Nine people have been arrested for charges ranging from computer aided solicitation of a minor to prostitution by Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit.

These arrests stemmed from an undercover operation this weekend which focused on human sex trafficking and the online solicitation of juveniles. Detectives were assisted in their investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Homeland Security Investigations and Lafayette Metro Narcotics.

On Friday, February 28, through Saturday March 1, detectives conducted an operation in the Lafayette area which focused on combating the sexual exploitation of children, prostitution and human trafficking. During the operation Detectives worked in various undercover capacities through online networking websites. They were able to identify nine people who requested to meet adults and/or children for various sexual purposes. In all of the cases the suspects offered money for sex from the undercover detectives.

On February 28, the following people were arrested:

Shante Monique McClain, Oklahoma City, OK, 23 years old, Prostitution

Fallon L. Childress, Lafayette, 28 years old, Prostitution

Desrelle Lastrapes, Lafayette, 23 years old, Prostitution and a narcotics warrant from Texas

Jody Lee, Lafayette, 28 years old, Prostitution

Charlotte Berthelot, Lafayette, 37 years old, Prostitution

Carl F. White, Jr., Lafayette, 32 years old, Promoting Prostitution

Joseph J. Ventress, Lafayette, 26 years old, Pandering; Possession with the intent to distribute Crack Cocaine

On March 1, the following people were arrested:

Stewart Michael Brown, Lafayette, 29 years old, Computer Aided Solicitation of a Minor; Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile; Prostitution

Liwei Zhao, Lafayette, 24 years old, Computer Aided Solicitation of a Minor; Prostitution

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