Sex Crimes

Special Victims Unit


An internal report has found that five of the nine detectives in the New Orleans Police Department sex crimes unit may have failed to investigate 1,111 sex crimes. In one case, a 2-year-old was brought to a local emergency room after an alleged sexual assault. Tests showed the child had a sexually transmitted disease. But Det. Akron Davis wrote that the 2-year-old "did not disclose any information that would warrant a criminal investigation" and closed the case.