Alleged Human Trafficker Caught by Louisiana State Police at Lake Charles Casino

By Seraphina Frost
Published November 17, 2023

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Lake Charles, Louisiana – In November of 2023, the Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement Division (LSP GED) launched an investigation into alleged human trafficking, leading to the arrest of Jarvis Renfro, a 40-year-old from Houston, Texas. Renfro was apprehended for recruiting multiple women to perform explicit acts in exchange for money.

During the investigation, it was discovered that Renfro and the female victims were staying at a local casino in Lake Charles, Louisiana. On November 16, 2023, Renfro was interviewed and then taken into custody for his alleged involvement in human trafficking. He also faced charges of promoting prostitution, inciting prostitution, and soliciting prostitutes. Renfro was held at the Calcasieu Correctional Center with a bond set at $575,000.00.

The investigation is ongoing with no further information available at the time this was published.

Louisiana State Police indicated that the public’s assistance is crucial in identifying suspects involved in these crimes and is encouraged to report any criminal or suspicious activity. The Louisiana State Police provides an online reporting system accessible through an anonymous form submitted to investigators via http: la-safe.org under the Suspicious Activity link.

An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.