Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Two Louisiana men have been arrested and booked on multiple charges in connection with a missing juvenile.
In July 2023, the Special Victim’s Unit (SVU) of the Louisiana State Police teamed up with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) to look into the case of a missing minor from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The young individual was subsequently found, and after further investigations, the SVU team obtained arrest warrants for Treymaine Nicholas, a 21-year-old from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Caleb Smith, an 18-year-old from Hammond, Louisiana.
Nicholas was taken into custody on August 23, 2023, in East Baton Rouge Parish for a charge of Second Degree Kidnapping. He was processed at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
Separately, Smith was arrested on four charges of First Degree Rape in Tangipahoa Parish and was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Prison. Moreover, the LSP SVU obtained another arrest warrant for Smith for Second Degree Kidnapping and First Degree Rape linked to East Baton Rouge Parish. The investigation is still in progress. No additional details are available currently.
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.
The Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit (LSP SVU) is dedicated to saving and pursuing justice for victims of child exploitation as well as human trafficking for sex or labor. They consider the general public to play a vital part in identifying those accused of such crimes and strongly encourage reporting illegal or dubious activity. An anonymous online report form, directed at the correct investigators, is accessible to the public through the Louisiana State Police’s reporting system. This reporting form can be located by clicking on the “Suspicious Activity” link at the website http://la-safe.org/.