Gueydan fire chief arrested for sex crime charge - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Gueydan fire chief arrested for sex crime charge

Lindsey T. Leblanc (Source: VPSO) Lindsey T. Leblanc (Source: VPSO)

GUEYDAN, LA (KPLC) - Authorities from multiple agencies arrested the fire chief in Gueydan on Monday for charges relating to child sex crimes.

Several months ago, troopers received information that 43-year-old Lindsey T. Leblanc of Gueydan was engaging in sexually explicit conversations with someone whom he believed to be an underage female.

Troopers obtained a search warrant on Monday for the Gueydan Fire Department, as well as Leblanc's home. The warrants were executed and authorities seized three computer hard drives.

Leblanc was taken into custody without incident. He was booked into the Vermillion Parish Correctional Center.

Leblanc also has a warrant for indecent behavior with a juvenile, malfeasance in office, and computer aided solicitation of a juvenile in Terrebonne Parish.  The charges in Terrebonne Parish stem from evidence gathered during the course of the investigation and the case remains under investigation.

Louisiana State Police detectives working in cooperation with Immigration Customs Enforcement agents, the Lafayette Police Department and the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office all investigated the case.

This case was part of "Operation Child Watch."  The mission of "Operation Child Watch" is to rescue children from the potential abuse of child predators who prey on the innocence of a child.  Louisiana State Police will continue to work closely with other law enforcement agencies to locate and arrest these individuals.  

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