Attorney General James D. “Buddy” Caldwell announced today that a child predator wanted for evading sex offender registration has been captured in Lafayette.
Kenny D. Ruffin, 34, of Port Allen, was convicted in 2007 of indecent behavior with juveniles, a crime for which he was required to register as a sex offender. Ruffin was wanted by the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office for failing to comply with the required sex offender registration laws. After sheriff’s deputies were unable to find Ruffin in West Baton Rouge Parish, they requested assistance from the Louisiana Attorney General’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit in locating him.
As a result of a fugitive investigation, agents today located Ruffin attempting to evade capture by hiding under a bed at 320 Short Street in Lafayette. Ruffin was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center for violating sex offender registration laws in both West Baton Rouge and Lafayette Parishes.
The Attorney General’s FAU made the arrest with assistance from the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections Division of Probation and Parole, Lafayette Police Department, and Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Caldwell created the FAU in 2008 to assist local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies with locating and apprehending fugitives from justice. Since its inception, the FAU has captured 1,278 fugitives, clearing 2,965 warrants.