3 arrests, 1 wanted for prostituting 14-year-old

3 arrests, 1 wanted for prostituting 14-year-old
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POSTED: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 5:44pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 5:46pm

After a three month long investigation into the alleged prostitution of a 14-year-old girl, the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested three people on Tuesday.

The investigation began when police received information that Lakeisha Marshall, 33, of Donaldsonville, was prostituting a 14-year-old girl out of her home on McKinley Street in Donaldsonville in return for drugs and money.

The State Department of Children and Family Services removed the girl from Marshall’s home and placed her in state custody while the investigation was taking place.

Detectives received additional information that Marshall was also sending the child out of town with an adult female, Trenace Tyler, and an adult male, Wendell Walker, who prostituted her to customers in New Orleans and other areas.

Marshall was booked on charges of prostitution of persons under the age of 18, soliciting for prostitutes, and trafficking of children for sexual purposes.

Trenace Tyler, 19, of Donaldsonville was booked on charges of criminal conspiracy to commit prostitution of persons under the age of 18, criminal conspiracy to commit soliciting for prostitutes, and trafficking of children for sexual purposes.

Wendell Walker, 46, of Donaldsonville was booked on charges of criminal conspiracy to commit prostitution of persons under the age of 18, criminal conspiracy to commit soliciting for prostitutes, and trafficking of children for sexual purposes.

A warrant has also been obtained for the arrest of 28-year-old Gregory Hardin who is believed to have conspired with Marshall to prostitute the 14-year-old.

Hardin remains at large and is wanted by Ascension Parish authorities on charges of criminal conspiracy to commit soliciting to prostitutes, criminal conspiracy to commit prostitution with persons under the age of 18, and trafficking of children for sexual purposes.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Hardin is urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office at 225-621-INFO (4636) or by texting 847411 to our anonymous tip line from any cellular device or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP (7867). 

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