Louisville man faces additional human trafficking charges
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced Thursday that an investigation led by his Department of Criminal Investigations resulted in the re-arrest of a Louisville man on new human trafficking charges.
In June, the Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Investigation Unit charged Christopher M. Bauda, 34, with human trafficking of a minor less than 18 years of age, promoting a sexual performance by a minor and prohibited use of electronic communication system to procure a minor for sexual purposes, according to release from the Cameron’s office.
As a result of DCI’s ongoing investigation, the Unit obtained an arrest warrant for Bauda on additional human trafficking charges. On Jan. 2, 2021, the Jeffersontown Police Department arrested Bauda on a human trafficking of a minor less than 18 years of age for commercial sex, prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor for sexual purposes and two counts of unlawful transactions with a minor in the first degree, according to the release.
“The additional charges in this case represent our efforts to ensure those who engage in human trafficking in Kentucky are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” Cameron said in the release. “I appreciate our partners in the Jeffersontown Police Department and the diligence of DCI investigator Ricky Lynn in protecting Kentuckians from human traffickers. As we recognize National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in January, I encourage anyone with information about a potential human trafficking situation to contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 888-373-7888.”
DCI’s investigation remains ongoing. The Unit has learned that Bauda may have trafficked other people and urges anyone with information regarding this case to contact the Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Investigation Unit at (502) 696-5369, according to the release.