Louisiana Woman Accused of Child Sex Trafficking
(Marrero, Louisiana) A 38-year-old local woman, Candice Caulfield, has been accused of trafficking a child for sex.
Caulfield faces counts of human trafficking, trafficking of a child for sexual purposes, second-degree cruelty to juveniles, contributing to the endangerment of a juvenile, promoting prostitution, enticing a person into prostitution.
In a written statement, Attorney General James Caldwell said his investigators joined forces with local, federal and non-profit agencies to "combat the buying, selling and abuse of innocent children."Caulfield was booked into custody at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center without bond.
"It's important for people to know that child sex trafficking is not just something that happens in other countries or something you see in the movies. It's real, and, despite having some of the toughest human trafficking laws in the nation, it exists right here in Louisiana," Caldwell said.