LSU student accused of photographing teens showering in campus dorm
BATON ROUGE - An LSU student with a previous arrest for several counts of child pornography possession was arrested again last week after authorities reviewed new evidence that indicated he had photographed teenaged girls in his campus dormitory.
18-year-old Andrew Easterly was booked on charges of two counts of attempted production of child pornography, more than 20 counts of possession of child pornography including images of children under the age of 13, two counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of juveniles.
Easterly was arrested on Sept. 24 when investigators uncovered Easterly’s collection of off-campus child pornography, but LSU authorities decided to search the man’s Herget Hall dorm room after they received new details from the Attorney General’s Office. The LSU police report lists the evidence collected at the scene as an Apple laptop, an iPad mini, external hard drive and a digital camera. Investigators said the evidence collected indicated that Easterly photographed underage girls showering in his dormitory on LSU’s campus.
The report says the two 14-year-old girls who appear in the photos admitted to investigators that they came to campus for the Sept. 19 LSU game against Auburn to spend time with Easterly. The girls told law enforcement Easterly served them alcoholic beverages in his dorm room and made inappropriate comments about their physical appearance throughout the day. The report says the girls made up a story to tell their parents that would allow them to spend the night on campus with Easterly.
After the girls accompanied Easterly to an off-campus party, they came back to Herget Hall with Easterly. The girls told investigators they took showers before they got in bed, but they were not aware that Easterly had followed them into the bathroom and was photographing them at the time.
Authorities reviewed security camera footage at the dorm and were able to confirm the girls’ story about when they arrived at Herget Hall. The report says they were also able to observe Easterly following them to the shower.
Easterly was released on $185,000 bond from the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Thursday.