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Erath man arrested for sending explicit photos to a 'juvenile' online

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Suspect of four month long investigation of undercover detectives; part of operation child watch

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 2:32pm

Detectives with Louisiana State Police, assisted by agents with the FBI, arrested an Erath man for charges relating to online solicitation of a juvenile.

In February of this year, Detectives were working undercover as a juvenile female in various online chat rooms and social media websites. While undercover, Detectives were contacted by Micah Landry, 21, of Erath.

Over the course of the four month long investigation, Landry initiated several sexually explicit conversations and sent sexually explicit photographs to the undercover Detectives.

Yesterday, Landry arranged to meet who he believed was the juvenile female in the Lafayette area. When Landry arrived to meet the juvenile, he was taken into custody without incident by Detectives and FBI agents. During the arrest, Detectives recovered a stolen handgun that Landry had in his possession.

Landry was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center for Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Computer-Aided Solicitation of a Minor and Indecent Behavior With a Juvenile.  

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