Lafayette woman arrested for human trafficking

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A Lafayette woman is in jail facing aggravated rape charges as well as child sex trafficking charges.

According to authorities, detectives in the Lafayette Field Office received a complaint which indicated that 48-year-old Lorrie Anderson of Lafayette was engaging in sexual activity with more than one child relative. Authorities learned that on more than one occasion Anderson brought at least one child to a location for the purpose of financial gain through child sexual acts.

The children involved in the investigation were both under the age of 16. Anderson was arrested Wednesday night at her home in Lafayette. She was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center for trafficking of children for sexual purposes, aggravated incest and aggravated rape.

If convicted of human trafficking, Anderson could be fined up to $75,000 and be sentenced to 50 years in prison. If she is also convicted of aggravated rape Anderson could face capital punishment.

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