Charges Dismissed

On March 7, 2024 Jennifer Dixon was arrested by the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office for two crimes that she did not commit. She was falsely accused of Trafficking Children for Sexual Purposes and Contributing to the Delinquency of Juveniles; Perform a Sexually Immoral Act.

Jennifer’s son, Joshua Dixon, was also arrested on these charges. Magistrate Judge Tony Fazzio set our client’s bond at $825,000.00. This despite the fact that our client does not have a criminal record and works as a scaffold builder at a local chemical plant.

Joshua, who is 18-years-old, was dating a 16-year-old girl. His job transferred him, temporarily, to work in Montana. His girlfriend voluntarily went with him. They had been dating for over a year (when both were juveniles). He was dating the young lady with her mother’s full knowledge. Our client had to spend two weeks in jail before she was able to bond out. Additionally, Ms. Dixon’s family had to pay over $7,500.00 in bonding fees prior to her release.

Her arrest on these fabricated charges was widely broadcasted in the local news media and all-over social media. Her good name, that she had built a life time acquiring, was tarnished instantly. These charges invoke the image of a sexual predator that preys on children.

Human Trafficking is vile and reprehensible. It is imperative that law enforcement remain professional, objective and fair in exercising their enormous power. They cannot be influenced by narratives driven by the news media nor by public opinion. Fortunately, the District Attorney’s Office exercised discernment and dismissed the charges. Not as a favor to Jennifer Dixon, but because there was no credible evidence to prove that