MARRERO, La. A Marrero woman has been arrested on child sex trafficking charges, according to Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.

Candice Caulfield, 38, of Marrero, was arrested Friday on charges of human trafficking, trafficking of children for sexual purposes, second-degree cruelty to juveniles, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, promoting prostitution and enticing people into prostitution.

The arrest was part of a joint investigation by Attorney General's Cyber Crime Unit, Homeland Security Investigations and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.

Agents began investigating Caulfield, who goes by the alias Candye Perrin, after receiving a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Upon the execution of a search warrant at Caulfield's residence, she was taken into custody and booked at the Jefferson Parish Prison on the numerous charges related to child sex trafficking.

If convicted as charged, Caulfield faces a combined total of more than 200 years in prison.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation or other incidents of child sex trafficking should contact the Louisiana Attorney General's Cyber Crime Unit at 1-800-256-4506.

Suspected cases of human trafficking can also be reported to local and state law enforcement agencies, or the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 888-373-7888.

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