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Posted on: May 17, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Human Trafficking Arrests

On May 14th, officers with the Lafayette Police Department were called to the 2700-block of Underwood St in reference to a reported disturbance. During the investigation, a possible human-trafficking victim was identified. Subsequent investigation led to the arrests of two suspects believed to be involved in this incident.

On May 16th, at approximately 10:00pm, the following subjects were arrested:

Cornelius Maurice Johnson (33 years old and of Chicago, IL), arrested in the 4200-block of South St
- Sexual Trafficking of a Minor (Level 3 Felony)

Elyvin Cortez Jackson (30 years old and of Conway, AR), arrested at N 6th St and Salem St
- Sexual Trafficking of a Minor (Level 3 Felony)

This investigation is ongoing with the assistance of the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor’s Office. Anybody with information regarding this incident or individuals are encouraged to contact the Lafayette Police Department (807-1200) or the We-Tip Hotline (800-78-CRIME).

Lt. Brian Gossard
Community Outreach and Crime Prevention
Lafayette Police Department

The fact a person has been arrested or charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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