A 20-year-old New Orleans man is facing numerous charges related to human trafficking after allegedly leading police on a chase through the city before crashing into a light pole with an underage girl in his vehicle.
Tyrin Evans is charged with 14 offenses charges in total, including trafficking of children for sexual purposes.
Louisiana State Troopers allegedly found evidence of sexual misconduct with a juvenile girl after the pursuit.
Police reports show that around 9 p.m. on July 31, state troopers attempted to pull Evans over along N. Tonti Street but he refused to stop. They pursued his vehicle until he crashed and was taken to the hospital in police custody.
The underage girl in the vehicle fled from the crash but was found later and taken to the hospital as well.
The state police Special Victim's Unit was brought to the scene, where detectives found alleged evidence leading to Evan's warrant and arrest on Saturday.
He faces the following trafficking-related charges: One count of trafficking of children for sexual purposes, four counts of pornography involving juveniles, three felony counts of carnal knowledge of a juvenile and three counts of computer-aided solicitation of a minor.
Evans was also booked into the Orleans Parish Correction Center for aggravated flight from an officer, possession of crack cocaine and possession of marijuana. His bond was not set Saturday.
Court records show Evans was previously arrested in July 2018 for criminal damage to property and unauthorized entry of a home.
LSP officials said the investigation is ongoing.