Lake Charles, LA –
On September 25, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit detectives received a complaint in reference to Colby D. West, 32, Lake Charles, attempting to solicit underage boys.
During the investigation, detectives spoke with West, who confirmed he was attempting to solicit nude photographs from underage boys on social media sites. After a forensic examination of West’s electronic devices, it was discovered he was in possession of child sexual abuse material.
On November 7, West was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with computer aided solicitation of a minor; and pornography involving juveniles. Judge Tony Fazzio set his bond at $200,000.
CPSO Detective Jeff Atkinson is the lead investigator on this case.
An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. A person is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.