LaPorte Man Arrested, Charged with Child Solicitation

An Indiana State Police detective arrested a LaPorte man Friday on charges of Child Solicitation following an investigation with a Florida sheriff’s department.

Early Friday afternoon, Indiana State Police Detective Jennifer Richmond, assigned to the Crimes Against Children unit, arrested Christopher Albin, 23 of LaPorte, at his residence at 808 Virginia Avenue on charges of Child Solicitation as a Class C felony.

A joint investigation with the Citrus County, Florida Sheriff’s Department Crimes Against Children investigators led to the arrest. Officials investigated allegations that Albin was having an inappropriate online relationship with a 14-year-old Florida girl, and he was subsequently arrested and incarcerated in the LaPorte County Jail.

The LaPorte City Police Department and sergeants, detectives, and troopers with the Indiana State Police assisted in the investigation.