4 in Mississippi, Louisiana arrested for Internet solicitation

Published 8:16 pm Friday, December 21, 2007

A man from Mississippi and three from Louisiana have been arrested this week on charges of soliciting children on the Internet.

David Hoffman, 49, of Winona, Miss., Russell Cogan, 59, of Kentwood, La., Matthew Anderson, 29, of Denham Springs, La., and Tony Sinitere, 41, of Franklin, La., were arrested by Louisiana State police and other agencies and are in the East Baton Rouge Parish jail.

The arrests were made Monday through Wednesday after an investigation by state police, the Internet Protection Agency and the sheriff’s offices of St. Landry and Tangipahoa parishes. It is unclear from a state police new release if the men have attorneys or whether they have had bond hearings.

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Anderson was charged with indecent behavior with a juvenile and computer-aided solicitation of a juvenile.

Hoffman was charged with two counts of computer-aided solicitation of a juvenile, and Cogan and Sinitere were each charged with one count of computer-aided solicitation of a juvenile.