Gonzales man arrested for child pornography
GONZALES- A suspected child predator from Gonzales is now behind bars.
Thomas Preston Newman Jr., who is 26 years old, was booked into the Ascension Parish Prison on nine counts of pornography involving juveniles.
If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison on each count.
The Attorney General's High Technology Crime Unit partnered with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations to conduct the undercover operation.