Lafayette couple arrested on child trafficking charges

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35 year old Tara Guidry and 31 year old Jenaris Brown both of Lafayette, La.  have been arrested and are being held in the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center awaiting extradition to Orleans Parish Prison on charges of Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes, Money Laundering and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile.

Accoding to Louisiana State Police, the arrests were made from warrants issued in Orleans Parish in February 2016 that followed an investigation where a 17 year old juvenile was rescued after being trafficked for sexual purposes.

Police say the investigation began in November 2015 after Detectives received information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children regarding the missing juvenile.

Through investigative methods, Detectives located the juvenile in New Orleans and identified the two suspects.

The suspects were operating a commercial sex enterprise and exploited the juvenile for commercial sexual purposes. The juvenile was rescued on November 4, 2015.

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