Woman convicted of enticing people into prostitution arrested for failing to register as a sex offender _lowres

Lakeisha Marshall

Ascension Parish sheriff’s deputies found a Donaldsonville woman convicted in late 2014 for enticing people into prostitution and arrested the woman Sunday on charges of failing to register as a sex offender.

Deputies said Monday that LaKeisha Marshall, 35, 1305 McKinley St., was booked Sunday night with failing to register as a sex offender. She remained in Ascension Parish Prison near Donaldsonville late Monday with bail set at $75,000, online booking information says.

Marshall is a Tier II sex offender, meaning she was convicted of a sex offense against a minor and must register semi-annually, deputies have said.

Though Marshall had been charged in early 2014 with trafficking in children for sex and other prostitution counts stemming from allegations she and others prostituted a 14-year-old girl, Marshall pleaded guilty in December 2014 to enticing someone younger than 21 into prostitution, avoiding the much longer prison sentence she had faced.

She had to serve two years of a 10-year sentence in prison and had five years of probation, a plea agreement says.

But as part of her plea, Marshall had to register as sex offender. Deputies said Marshall failed to make one of her semi-annual registrations as a Tier II sex offender on Feb. 19.