June 27, 2024

Routine Stop in Tangipahoa Parish Results in Charges Related to Child Sexual Exploitation

Wednesday (June 26, 2024) afternoon, the Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit (LSP-SVU), in collaboration with Troopers from the LSP Transportation Safety Services (TSS) section, arrested 33-year-old Harpeet Singh of South Richmond, New York, on charges related to child sexual exploitation.

The investigation commenced when Troopers conducted a routine Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) inspection on Interstate 12 near LA Hwy 1249 shortly after 4:30 p.m. on June 26, 2024. During the inspection, Troopers interviewed Singh and a juvenile. Based on statements from both Singh and the juvenile, Troopers contacted LSP-SVU investigators for assistance. Following interviews with both Singh and the victim, investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Singh through the 21st Judicial District Court.

Singh was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on the charges of Felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile and Indecent behavior with juveniles.

This investigation remains active and ongoing. The juvenile was released into the custody of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). 

The Louisiana State Police is dedicated to rescuing and seeking justice for victims of child exploitation crimes. We achieve this through collaborative investigations with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and public education efforts. The public plays a crucial role in identifying suspects and is encouraged to report any suspicious or criminal activity. Our online reporting system allows the public to submit anonymous tips directly to our investigators. To access the form, please visit http://la-safe.org/ and click the “Suspicious Activity” link.

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