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Former Ascension sheriff's deputy sentenced in indecent behavior, child porn cases

9 months 4 weeks 1 day ago Monday, December 18 2017 Dec 18, 2017 December 18, 2017 7:19 PM December 18, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

ASCENSION PARISH - A former Ascension Parish sheriff's deputy was sentenced to four years in state prison after pleading guilty in late October to indecent behavior with a juvenile and multiple counts of attempted child pornography possession.

Todd Tripp, 29, will be given credit for time already served, according to the sentence issued by state District Judge Jessie LeBlanc. The sentence wasbased on Tripp's October plea agreement with prosecutors.

Tripp was arrested several times in 2013 and 2015, and accused of more than 300 counts of possession of child pornography, along with counts of computer-aided solicitation of a minor, carnal knowledge of a juvenile and indecent behavior with a juvenile.

He pleaded guilty to 10 counts of attempted possession of child pornography and indecent behavior with a juvenile. All other charges were dropped, according to The Advocate.

Tripp acknowledged he sent "lewd and lascivious text messages" to a 15-year-old and that sheriff's detectives found child pornography images in his home in September 2013.

He will be on probation for five years after his release, cannot use internet and social media for non-work purposes and will have to register as a sex offender.

Tripp was fired from the sheriff's office when he was arrested.

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