Todd Bacchus pleads guilty to pandering, sentenced

Todd Bacchus was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment after pleading guilty to pandering on July 1st, 2014.

Bacchus was arrested in 2013 after an investigation by the Jefferson Parish Police Department led officers to Houston where Bacchus had transported a 17 year old girl and solicited her sexual services. During the investigation, Police found that Bacchus enticed women into prostitution and advertised their services online. Incidents occurred in both the Metairie area as well as Houston, Texas.

Bacchus had three women in his employment, whom he threatened these women with violence often. Bacchus was convicted of battery.

Bacchus was originally charged with trafficking children for sexual purposes, enticing persons to prostitution, and pandering. He pled guilty to 2 counts of pandering and 1 count of second degree battery. Bacchus was sentenced to 5 years on both counts of pandering to run consecutively and 5 years on the battery charge to run concurrent.