According to a media release, detectives with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint on January 13, 2020, from the Louisiana State Police LA-SAFE (Louisiana Analytical & Fusion Exchange) along with The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in regards to "explicit Instagram conversations between an account belonging to Lakien D. Perry, 18, 3225 Utah Street, Sulphur, and an unidentified account".

An investigation revealed Perry gave the unidentified account a "live video feed of her "having inappropriate sexual contact with a 5-year-old male", in addition to sending "inappropriate videos and photographs of her and the child" to the same account since December 2019. Detectives also learned Perry had "inappropriate sexual contact with a 3-year-old female".

Perry was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center on January 17, and charged with seven (7) counts of 1st-degree rape; twenty (20) counts of sexual battery; and pornography involving a juvenile. Her bond is set at $2.8 million.

This is an ongoing investigation by CPSO, with assistance from Homeland Security.