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CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) - Authorities have arrested 21 Calcasieu Parish sex offenders as part of Operation Off Limits, a social media sting by state police and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.

The operation focused on sex offenders who were using social media illegally.

"State law prohibits registered sex offenders convicted of certain enumerated crimes involving minors from accessing a social networking web site," Sgt. James Anderson, spokesman for Troop D, said in a news release.

Detectives examined online activities by registered sex offenders in Calcasieu Parish and obtained search warrants, which were served on Wednesday.

As a result, the following individuals were booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center on charges of unlawful use of social media and failure to provide sex offender status notification on their social media page. Bonds were set at $17,500 each.

Arrested were:

• Jennifer Baccigalopi, 33, of Lake Charles

• John Joseph Baccigalopi, 45, of Lake Charles

• Roy Shawn Fafard, 45, of Lake Charles

• Paul Emery Harris, 31, of Lake Charles

• Willie James Lanthier, 41, of Lake Charles

• Zavier Ywon Lewis, 40, Lake Charles

• Eugene Henry Moore, 44, of Lake Charles

• Brian James Sapia, 34, of Lake Charles

• Derek Jay Ledoux, 33, of Lake Charles

• Andrew Moss Jr., 32, of Lake Charles

• Christopher Charles Robinson, 33, of Lake Charles

• Jarrett Paul Thomas, 22, of Lake Charles

• Renado Renard Keelen, 28, of Lake Charles

• Todd James Lavergne, 44, of Hayes

• David Paul Richard, 32, of Lake Charles

• Donovan Demond Roane, 18, of Lake Charles

• Recoe Harris, 33, of Lake Charles

• Antwon Mackdavid Sewell, 21, of Lake Charles

• Layton Taylor, 44, of Lake Charles

• Adrian McKinsey Walker, 30, of Lake Charles

Also arrested was Natalie Lewis, 34, of Sulphur, on charges of failure to provide sex offender status notification on a social media page. Her bond was set at $7,500.

"Investigators will continue to target registered sex offenders who choose to ignore laws that are designed to protect others," Anderson said. "The investigation is continuing, and additional arrests are possible."

Participating agencies in the sting included state police, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, Homeland Security Investigations, Louisiana Probation and Parole, the Lake Charles Police Department and the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney's Office.

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