They say that imprisoning people who arrange over the Internet for sex with those they think are minors stops them from actually sexually abusing children.
Kenner has one detective working full-time on its cybercrime unit, and other investigators help as needed, Caraway said.
When he arrived at a Kenner apartment four hours later to meet his underage date, actually an undercover adult detective, the police busted him.
Since then, the Kenner Police Department has arrested 49 more men in a program so successful that dozens of other Louisiana law enforcement agencies are launching similar efforts.
Law enacted in 2005 The Legislature made computer-aided solicitation of a minor for sex a crime in 2005, punishable by two to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.