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Man Arrested at Lake Charles Casino for Kidnapping, Human Trafficking & Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile

Published February 1, 2021

An Alexandria, LA man has been arrested by the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office at a Lake Charles casino and charged with kidnapping, human trafficking, and carnal knowledge of a juvenile.

From the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office – On January 11, 2021, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives were dispatched to a local casino in Lake Charles in reference to a runaway juvenile from Acadia Parish that had been located by the Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement Division.
During the initial investigation, the 13-year-old girl advised detectives she had sexual intercourse with Blake K. Jenkins, 28, Alexandria, LA. When detectives spoke with Jenkins he confirmed he had sexual intercourse with the girl. He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile. Judge Tony Fazzio set his bond at $60,000.
After further investigation, it was learned Jenkins had picked up the victim from her residence and transported her to Lake Charles. Prior to picking her up, Jenkins asked her several times to have sex with other men so he could obtain money for gas. It was also learned Jenkins left the victim at the casino while he went to work and asked her to have sex with men for money while he was gone.
On January 28 CPSO detectives additionally charged Jenkins with 2nd-degree kidnapping; and human trafficking.
Judge Tony Fazzio set an additional bond at $80,000.
Assisting CPSO, in this case, is the Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement Division, Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Department of Homeland Security.
CPSO Detective Shelley Trahan is the lead investigator on this case.