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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Shreveport man pleads guilty to sex trafficking of a minor

SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a Shreveport man pleaded guilty to sex trafficking.

Zayne Ghandi Anderson, 40, of Shreveport, pleaded guilty Monday before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote to one count of sex trafficking of a minor.  According to the guilty plea, as part of an investigation, undercover law enforcement agents responded to an online advertisement for prostitution, which resulted in them contacting and meeting a 16-year-old female on April 17, 2015. Upon interviewing the minor, agents discovered that Anderson had posted the advertisement online and set up the meeting where the minor agreed to have commercial sex. Anderson was arrested after arriving to pick up the minor.

Anderson faces 10 years to life in prison, five years to life of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.  He also is required to register as a sex offender.  A sentencing date of October 14, 2016 was set.

The FBI Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Earl M. Campbell and Jonathan S. Drucker are prosecuting the case.

Updated June 14, 2016