Westlake man accused of soliciting sex with juvenile in Metairie

Westlake man accused of soliciting sex with juvenile in Metairie
Gregory Cortez (Source: Louisiana Attorney General's Office)

METAIRIE, La. (KPLC) - A Westlake man is accused of soliciting sex with a juvenile.

Gregory Cortez, 33, allegedly solicited sexual relations with an 11-year-old girl online, according to information from the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office.

“Allegedly – after Cortez arranged to meet the child with the intention of sexual exploitation, he drove from Calcasieu Parish to Jefferson Parish where he was apprehended by law enforcement officials,” according to the Attorney General’s Office.

Cortez was booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center on attempted first-degree rape of a victim under the age of 13.

The joint investigation that led to the arrest was conducted by the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation Cyber Crime Unit, Homeland Security Investigations, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Sulphur Police Department, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Causeway Police Department

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