Morganza Man Pleads Guilty in Federal Court for Production and Attempted Production of Child Pornography
A federal grand jury recently returned a two-count indictment charging Todd Eric Tripp, age 34, of Sorrento, Louisiana, with enticement of a minor and felony offense involving a minor by a registered sex offender. Tripp appeared for his arraignment and pled not guilty to the pending charges.
According to the criminal complaint that preceded the indictment, between approximately July and October 2020, Tripp sexually abused a minor on at least five occasions at Tripp’s home and at hotels. Tripp, a registered sex offender, was previously convicted of state offenses involving minors.
If convicted of these charges, Tripp faces a statutory maximum sentence of life in prison.
This matter is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Ascension Parish Sherriff’s Office, and the York County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Office. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Edward H. Warner and Criminal Chief Jamie A. Flowers Jr.
NOTE: An indictment is an accusation by a grand jury. The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless adjudicated guilty at trial or through a guilty plea.