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Kenner gymnastics coach, two others booked on child porn charges

1 year 8 months 3 weeks ago Friday, November 06 2015 Nov 6, 2015 November 06, 2015 2:31 PM November 06, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Kevin Dupuy
Image: Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's Office

BATON ROUGE – The Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit announced Friday that three men, including a Kenner gymnastics coach, had been charged with multiple child pornography charges.

53-year-old Turner Lann of Shreveport was arrested Thursday and booked into the Caddo Parish Jail on 30 counts of possession pornography involving juveniles.

According to the Attorney’s General office, agents from the CCU, Louisiana State Police, Bossier Marshal’s Office and the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office searched Lann’s home and found several devices with videos of child pornography.

Authorities say agents also discovered that Lann was growing marijuana in his home. Police charged Lann with possession of schedule 1 narcotics and drug paraphernalia and cultivation of marijuana.

In an unrelated incident, Robert Guillory, 61, of Zwolle was arrest Tuesday on 200 counts of possessing pornography involving juveniles.

Investigators said that in the process of searching Guillory’s home, agents found hundreds of images of child pornography.

In a third unrelated incident, Brian Townsend, 43, a gymnastics coach from Kenner, was charged with four counts of possessing pornography involving juveniles.

Caldwell’s office said that agents began investigating Townsend in July during an undercover operation that monitored peer-to-peer file sharing.

Townsend was originally arrested on October 29 by Kenner Police for 13 counts of video voyeurism and six counts of possessing and a single count of distributing child pornography.

The AG’s office says that each count of child pornography carries the possible sentence of 20 years in prison.

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