Baton Rouge man arrested for soliciting a minor

Baton Rouge man arrested for soliciting a minor
Joseph Wa-Ilunga (Source: Office of the Louisiana Attorney General)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A Baton Rouge man has been accused of indecent behavior and solicitation of a minor, according to Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry.

Landry says investigators with his office’s Cyber Crime Unit arrested and charged Joseph Wa-Ilunga, 26 of Baton Rouge, with one count of indecent behavior with juveniles and one count of computer-aided solicitation of a minor.

”This is yet another solemn reminder of the dangers children can face while on the internet,” said AG Landry. “At a time when children are spending more time online, my office is doing all we legally can to bring to justice those who seek to harm them.”

The arrest was a result of a joint investigation with the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security Investigations, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Louisiana State Police, and East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office. Wa-Ilunga was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

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