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Illegal immigrant arrested on child pornography charges

9 months 2 weeks 4 days ago August 09, 2016 Aug 9, 2016 Tuesday, August 09 2016 August 09, 2016 11:10 AM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE – The Cyber Crime Unit of Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry's office arrested an illegal immigrant on child pornography charges.

Telesforo Lopez-Silva was arrested on three counts of child pornography and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center. Silva's arrest was the result of a joint investigation between the Louisiana Bureau of Investigations Cyber Crime Unit, Homeland Secuiry Investigations, and the Sulphur Police Department.

"Criminals who victimize our State's children will be investigated, arrested, and prosecuted," Landry said. "Our office will continue to work closely with our law enforcement partners to make Louisiana a safer place."

Since Silva's arrest, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has placed a detainer on him at the Calcasieu Correctional Center.

Landry said that sanctuary city policies encourage illegal immigration and pose as a danger to communities.

"Sanctuary city policies encourage illegal immigration, which endangers the safety of Louisiana's people," Landry said. "Despite opposition from the Governor and his political allies, our office intends to be a model in arresting illegal criminals and stopping this reckless agenda that threatens public safety."

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