Sex offender arrested for trying to purchase a child for sex
Louisiana State Police detectives, along with Homeland Security Investigations - Houma and the Houma Police Department, arrested 30-year old Wade Perkins of Grand Isle, LA last week for Attempt and Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Rape.
Detectives received information that Perkins was attempting to locate and purchase a 6-8 year old child for sexual purposes.
Through investigative methods, detectives found that Perkins was prepared to pay for a 6-year old female in a sexual encounter. He was arrested and booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center.
Perkins is also a Sex Offender from Michigan. The investigation is on-going and additional criminal charges are expected.
If citizens have information related to criminal activity, they are encouraged to use the “See Something Send Something” application which will connect them and their mobile devices to criminal intelligence centers nationwide.
“See Something Send Something” is a nationwide suspicious activity reporting (SAR) tool for citizens to help in the fight against terrorism and criminal activity.
Additionally, the free app has information on what to look for and when to submit suspicious activity reports along with how to receive important alerts.
The application can be found at My Mobile Witness, Inc. Visit http://www.mymobilewitness.com/consumer-services.php. This system is not intended for emergency situations. For situations requiring an immediate response, call 911 or your local law enforcement directly.
The Louisiana State Police on-line reporting system is also available to the public through a convenient and secure reporting form that is submitted to the appropriate investigators. Citizens can access the form by visiting www.lsp.org and clicking the Suspicious Activity link.
Posted on Tue, May 3, 2016
by The Lafourche Gazette