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New Roads man arrested for child sex trafficking

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - News Roads man charged in sex trafficking case.

On September 18, Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announced that a New Roads man has been arrested for trafficking a juvenile for sexual purposes. John Wayne Garon, 48, of 709 Bertheir Street, was arrested Tuesday and charged with the trafficking of a child for sexual purposes, human trafficking, and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile by sexual immoral acts. 

"We are grateful for the assistance of our local, state and federal colleagues during this investigation and arrest," said Caldwell. "We all have to work together to combat the buying, selling and abuse of innocent children."

According to Caldwell, the arrest was a result of a joint investigation involving the Attorney General's High Technology Crime and Fugitive Apprehension Units, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana State Police, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Homeland Security Investigations and Baton Rouge Police Department.

Garon was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. Caldwell said if Garon is convicted as charged, he faces up to 62 years in prison. Suspected cases of human trafficking can be reported to the Louisiana Department of Justice, local and state law enforcement agencies or the National Human Trafficking Hotline at (888) 373-7888.

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