Mansura man arrested in child exploitation investigation
AVOYELLES PARISH - State Police arrested a Mansura man as the result of an investigation into child exploitation.
Officers charged 27-year-old Dustin Novo with 80 counts of distribution of child pornography.
LPS' Special Victim's Unit began a child exploitation investigation involving illicit images of child sexual abuse last month, according to officials. Novo was identified through information found in the investigation.
LSP SVU officers served a search warrant at Novo's residence Wednesday. Police said once the search warrant was served, an arrest warrant followed.
Novo was booked into the Avoyelles Parish Detention Center on a $100,000 bond.
Police are still investigating.