Baton Rouge man arrested for child pornography
BATON ROUGE - Investigators from the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations Special Victims Unit along with other agencies arrested a Baton Rouge man Thursday after they discovered he was in possession of child pornography in Ascension Parish.
Investigators arrested 24-year-old Phillip Rome and booked him into the Ascension Parish Jail on a charge of possession of pornography involving juveniles after detectives located a large amount of child pornography stored on a computer belonging to Rome. Other charges related to child pornography are expected as the investigation is ongoing.
Information about Rome's distribution of pornography involving juveniles was uncovered when investigators served a search warrant at one of the man's former residences in Prairieville. Investigators learned that Rome, who now resides in Baton Rouge, distributed and received the images while he was living in Prairieville. When Rome was contacted by authorities in Baton Rouge, a search of his personal computer's hard drive turned up the illegal content.
Rome's arrest was the result of close work between the Louisiana Attorney General's Office, LSP Troop A and the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office during the investigation. State Police continue to maintain working relationships with law enforcement agencies across the state as they continue their efforts to arrest individuals involved in the crime of child pornography.