Rapides Parish– In May 2023, Louisiana State Police Special Victim’s Unit (LSP SVU) conducted an investigation into the sex crime of downloading abusive material. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that the suspect was downloading sexually abusive material involving children.
As a result of the investigation, LSP SVU determined the identity of the suspect as 53-year-old Lane Ashmore of Glenmora. On May 23, 2023, with the information obtained, an arrest warrant was obtained from the Rapides Parish 9th Judicial District Court for 500 counts of possession of pornography involving juveniles. On May 27, 2023, Ashmore was arrested and booked into the Galveston County Jail. On June 2, 2023, Ashmore was extradited to the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office Detection Center (DC1).
The investigation remains active and ongoing. No further information is available at this time.
LSP SVU 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.
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