LSP says 66-year-old man tried to buy child for sex


POSTED: Friday, August 22, 2014 - 11:00am

UPDATED: Friday, August 22, 2014 - 5:46pm

A Louisiana man is behind bars, accused of attempting to buy a child for sex.

66-year-old Ernest Kickel, Jr. is charged with "attempted aggravated rape" and for "trafficking children for sexual purposes."

The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office and Louisiana State Police arrested Kickel after receiving a tip from an informant.

"He knew the informant just casually," said Sheriff Sam Craft. "Why he determined he wanted to go into this conversation, I don't know. I'm glad he did. I'm glad that informant brought it to our attention."

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