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  • Clown resigns after accusations he pressured teen to pose for pornographic photos

    January 24, 2018 2:54 PM

    NEW YORK-A beloved circus performer known as Grandma the clown has resigned from the Big Apple Circus following accusations that he pressured a 16-year-old aerialist to pose for pornographic photos. The circus's chairman, Neil Kahanovitz, told The New York Times on Tuesday that 65-year-old Barry Lubin offered his resignation... more »
  • Ex-Breaux Bridge officer pleads guilty in child porn case

    January 24, 2018 8:09 AM

    LAFAYETTE- A federal prosecutor says a former Breaux Bridge police officer has pleaded guilty to receiving sexually explicit images. U.S. Attorney Alexander Van Hook says in a Tuesday news release that 29-year-old Craig David Jr. pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Patrick Hanna to one count of receiving... more »
  • Two men arrested on over 500 counts of child pornography

    January 4, 2018 9:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities have arrested two men on 540 counts of child pornography. “As we begin a new year, my office’s resolution to taking child predators off our streets remains,” said Attorney General Landry. “We will continue working tirelessly to find those exploiting children and bring them to justice.”... more »
  • 'Glee' actor Mark Salling pleads guilty in child porn case

    December 19, 2017 10:10 AM

    LOS ANGELES- Former "Glee" star Mark Salling has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography. Salling entered the plea in a downtown Los Angeles federal court on Monday and is scheduled to be sentenced on March 7. The actor reached a plea agreement with prosecutors in October in... more »
  • Trial set for former priest charged with possession of child porn

    November 29, 2017 9:03 AM

    ST. MARTINVILLE- A former Catholic priest facing 500 counts of possession of child pornography goes to trial February 5. Rev. F. David Broussard was relieved of his duties after his arrest. He was the chancellor of St. Bernard Elementary School and a priest at St. Bernard Roman Catholic Church... more »
  • Accused sex offenders arrested on more than 500 counts of child pornography

    November 22, 2017 3:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Authorities have arrested two men on numerous counts of child pornography charges. According to a release from Attorney General Jeff Landry's office, both men are registered sex offenders. Jonathan Michael Ruiz, 36, was booked on 550 counts of possession of sexual abuse images/videos of children under... more »
  • Barksdale airman arrested on child porn charges

    November 10, 2017 8:51 AM

    BENTON- An airman at Barksdale Air Force Base has been arrested on more than two dozen counts of pornography involving juveniles. Bossier City Police, in a news release, said 27-year-old Robert Betha Broadus, of Bossier City, was taken into custody Thursday. City spokesman Mark Natale says the arrest... more »
  • Vatican diplomat recalled amid child porn investigation

    September 15, 2017 9:54 AM

    VATICAN CITY- A Vatican diplomat working in the Holy See's embassy in Washington has been recalled after U.S. officials flagged possible violations of child pornography laws. The Vatican declined to identify the diplomat, but said Friday he was currently in Vatican City and that Vatican prosecutors have launched their... more »
  • Man gets 20-year-sentence in Louisiana child porn case

    September 14, 2017 6:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A Louisiana man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to a federal child pornography charge. The U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans says 30-year-old Giorgio Cosenza of Gretna was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt. Cosenza also was ordered... more »
  • Two men arrested on child porn charges

    August 18, 2017 12:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Cyber Crime Unit arrested two Jefferson Parish men on over 400 counts of child pornography. Tyler Talazac, 18 of Terrytown, was arrested on 300 counts of possession of sexual abuse images/videos of children, one count of distribution of sexual abuse images/videos of children,... more »
  • Man gets 40 years after downloading child porn at casino

    July 1, 2017 2:06 PM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. - A Gulfport man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after he downloaded child pornography while at a Vicksburg casino. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says 67-year-old Russell Haley pleaded guilty Friday in Warren County Circuit Court to one count of child exploitation. ... more »
  • Thibodaux man arrested for child pornography

    January 26, 2017 10:45 AM

    TERREBONNE - A man has been arrested on 50 counts of child pornography following an investigation in which he was arrested for carnal knowledge of a juvenile. Police arrested 23-year-old Randy Himel of Thibodaux after his phone was seized and examined in relation to a different investigation. During the... more »
  • Baton Rouge man arrested for possession of child pornography

    January 20, 2017 10:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man after finding child pornography in his Baton Rouge home Friday. State Police searched the home of 32-year-old Timothy Carriere after an investigation led them to believe that he was in possession of child pornography. Carriere willingly agreed to let police search his... more »
  • Former Gonzales fire chief pleads guilty to child porn charges

    December 20, 2016 4:14 PM

    GONZALES – The former Gonzales Fire Chief has been convicted of child pornography charges, according to U.S. Attorney Walt Green. Former Gonzales District Fire Chief Kristopher Johnson , 36, was convicted of four counts of distributing child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. Johnson pleaded guilty... more »
  • 20-year-old arrested for looking at child porn while volunteering

    November 22, 2016 4:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A man has been arrested after looking at child porn while volunteering at an animal shelter. 20-year-old Connor McCullough was arrested for one count of pornography involving juveniles. McCullough was a volunteer for Capital Area Animal Welfare Society (CAAWS), a volunteer organization for animal welfare.... more »
  • LSP: Texas man had child porn on his cell phone

    June 21, 2016 10:07 PM

    HOUMA - State Police arrested a Texas Man in Terrebonne Parish Tuesday and charged him with possession of child pornography. The investigation began earlier this month when law enforcement began searching for Thomas Walker, 20, for violating the terms of his probation. After troopers arrested Walker, he was extradited... more »
  • Livingston man sentenced to 12 years for juvenile sex offenses

    May 20, 2016 12:41 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish District Attorney says a Livingston man will serve 12 years in prison without parole for a range of juvenile sex offenses. 35-year-old Tony Willbanks, of Livingston, was charged with carnal knowledge of a juvenile, video voyeurism, two counts of indecent behavior with juveniles and... more »
  • Federal grand jury indicts BR man on child porn charges

    May 12, 2016 3:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal grand jury has returned an indictment for a part-time owner of a hotel accused of the distribution and possession of child porn. According to U.S. Attorney Walt Green, 53-year-old Christopher Young, of Baton Rouge, was the part-time owner of a hotel in Costa Rica where... more »
  • FBI arrests man on child porn charges

    May 5, 2016 10:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The FBI in New Orleans arrested a Harvey man Thursday and charged him with 19 counts of child porn possession. Dylan Sarkozy, 20, was taken into custody by the Violent Crimes Against Children/Human Trafficking Task Force (VHAC/HT TF) following what's described as a "lengthy" investigation. ... more »
  • Catching Child Predators: Inside look at State's Cyber Crime Unit Play Video

    March 17, 2016 6:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- It's a job that has no end in sight and a case load that grows by the day. We're talking about state investigators who try to catch men and women who prey on children. Those convicted are public officials, those fighting for justice and average Joes. We've... more »
  • Rampant teen sexting prompts efforts to update child-porn laws

    March 17, 2016 4:37 PM

    DENVER — Rampant teen sexting has left politicians and law enforcement authorities around the country struggling to find some kind of legal middle ground between prosecuting students for child porn and letting them off the hook. Most states consider sexually explicit images of minors to be child pornography, meaning... more »
  • Baton Rouge man charged with 350 counts of child porn possession

    January 28, 2016 10:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man was arrested after authorities say they found more than 350 child porn images during a search of his apartment. Officers arrested 31-year-old Evan Taylor at his place of work on Jan. 28. Authorities say the Louisiana Department of Justice's Cyber Crimes... more »
  • Former mayor Longanecker pleads guilty to child porn, animal cruelty Play Video

    January 19, 2016 12:43 PM

    GONZALES - The former Mayor of Sorrento, Wilson Longanecker Jr. pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to possessing child porn and animal cruelty in an Ascension Parish Courtroom. Longanecker's deal for his guilty plea to all 50 charges gets him 40 years behind bars, according to authorities. He will receive credit... more »
  • Officials: Man possessing child porn tried to destroy laptop

    December 23, 2015 11:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Officials say a New Orleans man indicted on child pornography charges tried to destroy his laptop as authorities knocked on his door with a warrant. 33-year-old Dwight Joseph Jr. is accused of possessing images and videos depicting sexual exploitation of children. He is also accused of... more »
  • Man accused of child porn possession

    November 25, 2015 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities charged a Baton Rouge man with child porn possession after investigators said they found the files during a search of his computer this week. Officers arrested 31-year-old William Tujague Tuesday after they said he admitted to downloading the images. Members of the Louisiana State... more »
  • Laplace man arrested after distributing child porn to undercover detective

    November 17, 2015 4:04 PM

    LAPLACE - Sheriff’s deputies in Plaquemines Parish announced the arrest of a man accused of distributing child pornography to an undercover detective. 27-year-old Matthew Guillory, of Laplace, was arrested at his home by members of the Attorney General’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, which includes members of... more »
  • Livingston man indicted on child porn charges

    October 29, 2015 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal grand jury indicated a Livingston man on child pornography charges Thursday. 40-year-old Anthony Kurtz was found to be in possession of images of pre-pubescent minors and minors under the age of 12, according to the Department of Justice. Kurtz is accused of distributing and... more »
  • Man charged after massive child porn stash seized

    September 25, 2015 12:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities charged a Baton Rouge man with hundreds of counts of child porn possession after an investigation by the Attorney General's Cyber-Crime Unit. Investigators arrested 35-year-old Benjamin Cole Rosenthal on Thursday. He also faces drug possession and weapons charges for having guns and drugs present together.... more »
  • Child porn roundup leads to 4 arrests

    July 31, 2015 2:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Attorney General's Office announced its Cyber Crime Unit arrested four men this week for online crimes that victimized children. Each of the four men were taken down through separate investigations. 25-year-old John Griffith, of Pineville, was arrested Wednesday and booked into Rapides Parish Prison... more »
  • Neighbors cautious after sex offender was busted again Play Video

    July 10, 2015 10:08 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Neighbors are reflecting on their run-ins with a man who lived next door, wondering if they noticed anything unusual leading up to his arrest Friday on 500 counts of possession of child pornography and 50 counts of distribution of porn involving juveniles. Anthony Kurtz, 40, was apprehended... more »
  • Dozens accused in internet predators bust Play Video

    June 24, 2015 12:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities announced dozens of people were arrested during a two-month long operation in Louisiana targeting internet predators. Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said "Operation Broken Heart" led to 36 arrests in April and May. Caldwell said most suspects were charged with possession or distribution of child... more »
  • Downsville man sentenced to over 28 years for child porn

    June 15, 2015 6:24 PM

    MONROE - Federal prosecutors say a man from Downsville in north Louisiana has been sentenced to more than 28 years in prison for producing child pornography. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced on Monday that Michael S. Golden, 53, was sentenced to 342 months in prison by U.S. District Judge... more »
  • Man accused of uploading child porn to social media

    April 13, 2015 4:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities charged a West Monroe man with distributing child porn after an investigation by multiple state and federal authorities. The Louisiana Attorney General's Office said 28-year-old Jamison Harvey was charged Monday with eight counts of distributing and one count of possessing child pornography. The AG's... more »
  • Slidell teen accused of child porn possession

    April 10, 2015 10:30 AM

    SLIDELL - Authorities and members of the Attorney General's Office accused a Slidell man of having child porn after a joint investigation. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said investigators arrested Jarrett Wayne Tillman, 19, on 22 counts of child pornography recently. Caldwell said work by the AG's Cyber Crime... more »
  • BR man arrested in international child porn case

    March 13, 2015 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities in Louisiana said a joint effort between U. S. and Canadian law enforcement led to the arrest of a Baton Rouge man on charges of sexual exploitation of children. Investigators arrested Matthew Chaney Walker, 24, after they said a search of his home turned up... more »
  • 4 arrested during undercover child porn operation

    February 23, 2015 3:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Four New Orleans area men are behind bars for possession and distribution of child pornography as part of an undercover operation, according to an announcement from Louisiana Attorney General "Buddy" Caldwell's office Monday. The operation was begun in mid-Februrary by the Attorney General's Cyber Crime Unit,... more »
  • La. man sentenced to 21 years in child porn case

    February 12, 2015 4:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An Abita Springs man arrested in 2013 as part of a federal investigation into a global child exploitation operation has been sentenced to 21 years in prison. Twenty-eight-year-old Jonathan Johnson pleaded guilty last year to operating a child exploitation enterprise. Authorities said he operated an online network... more »
  • Man accused of child porn in undercover operation

    January 23, 2015 5:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement accused a 54-year-old Kaplan man of distributing child porn over the internet Friday. Investigators arrested Gary Creed after an undercover operation where authorities said he was caught sharing videos and images of child porn. The investigation involved the Attorney General's Cyber Crime Unit,... more »
  • Longanecker pleads not guilty to child porn, animal abuse

    January 20, 2015 1:10 PM

    GONZALES - Former Sorrento Mayor Wilson Longanecker entered a not guilty plea Tuesday to charges of child pornography and animal cruelty in Gonzales. Longanecker's attorneys reserved the right to change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity. Authorities arrested Longanecker on Oct. 23 after state and... more »
  • 19-year-old accused of being sexual predator

    January 8, 2015 2:33 PM

    GRAY - Authorities charged a 19-year-old from Lafourche Parish with more than 150 counts of child pornography and additional child molestation charges this week. The state Attorney General's Office said Darion Veal was arrested Wednesday as part of a joint cyber-crime investigation with local, state and federal authorities. ... more »
  • Guilty plea in half-million image child porn case

    December 18, 2014 12:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - U. S. Attorneys announced that a Ponchatoula man pleaded guilty Thursday to his role in a massive child porn network, including forcing underage children to perform sex and be recorded. Prosecutors said 52-year-old Robert Swan's guilty plea came after a January 2013 search of his home... more »
  • Child porn suspect given $51M bond

    December 17, 2014 6:45 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - An arrest in Livingston Parish led a judge to issue a staggering multi-million dollar bond for the man accused of possessing and distributing hundreds of items of child porn. The Louisiana Attorney General's Office said a joint investigation led them to charge Brian Schaller of Denham... more »
  • Gonzales man arrested on 31 counts of child porn

    December 15, 2014 10:35 AM

    GONZALES - A joint law enforcement operation led to the arrest of a Gonzales man on 31 counts of possessing child porn, according to the Office of Attorney General "Buddy" Caldwell. 55-year-old Everett Carter was taken into custody without incident last Thursday and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail... more »
  • Greenwell Springs man charged with child porn

    December 4, 2014 4:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police arrested a Greenwell Springs man after investigators said they found child porn on his laptop. Investigators accused Alvin Pough, 40, of ten counts of child porn possession and one count of child porn distribution Thursday. State Police said they searched Pough's residence on... more »
  • Man charged with 40 counts of child porn

    November 20, 2014 12:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A joint investigation involving the Louisiana Attorney General's Office and other agencies led to the arrest of a New Orleans man on 31 charges of child pornography. Investigators charged 21-year-old Evan Bradford Wednesday with 30 counts of possession and a single count of distributing child porn.... more »
  • Bond reduction denied for Longanecker Play Video

    November 17, 2014 11:49 AM

    GONZALES - A judge denied a requested bond reduction for Sorrento's former mayor, who is accused of more than 40 counts of child porn possession. Wilson Longanecker Jr. asked that his $1 million bond be reduced to $100,000. Judge Jessie Leblanc instead left the higher bond in place, and... more »
  • St. Landry man accused of child porn

    November 10, 2014 12:54 PM

    EUNICE - Sheriff's deputies in St. Landry Parish recently arrested a man accused of sending child porn. Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said on Nov. 7 deputies arrested Jason Dies of Eunice after an investigation determined he sent inappropriate pictures of a 3-year-old child. Guidroz said the investigation was ongoing... more »
  • Slidell man accused of distributing child porn

    October 30, 2014 3:06 PM

    SLIDELL - Authorities charged a Slidell man this week with 25 counts of distributing child porn after a joint undercover investigation involving the Attorney General's Cyber Crime Unit. Investigators arrested Jeremy Petry, 29, Wednesday at his home on Herwig Bluff Drive after executing a search warrant there. The... more »
  • Bond set for ex-Sorrento mayor following child porn arrest

    October 27, 2014 9:51 AM

    SORRENTO - A judge set bond for the former mayor of Sorrento who was arrested Thursday and charged with 40 counts of possessing child porn. Wilson Longanecker, Jr.'s bond is set at $1,025,000. In addition to the child porn charges, the former mayor is also charged with one count... more »
  • Mannear enters guilty plea to child porn charges

    August 7, 2014 3:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An attorney accused of receiving child porn over the course of three years pleaded guilty to the charges against him Thursday in Baton Rouge. Steven Mannear, 62, faced charges from both federal and state authorities in the investigation. A bill of information was filed against him... more »
  • 8 arrested in child porn investigation

    August 4, 2014 3:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Attorney General's Office announced Monday that eight people were arrested in a recent undercover investigation into online child pornography. The arrests included five people from around Baton Rouge and New Roads. One suspect was charged with more than 100 counts of child porn possession.... more »
  • Baton Rouge man arrested for child porn

    August 2, 2014 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Justice says a Baton Rouge man was arrested on more than 100 counts of watching child pornography. Officials say during their investigation of Lucas Marsh, 33, they were able to download three pictures and videos of prepubescent girls being raped by older... more »
  • Abita Springs man accused of running child porn ring

    February 20, 2014 3:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal authorities filed charges today against an Abita Springs man accused of running a massive child pornography ring from his home. The U. S. Attorneys' Office in New Orleans said Jonathan Johnson, 27, ran two sites were a combined 27,000 people from around the world uploaded... more »
  • Former deputy re-arrested for having sex with minor

    November 7, 2013 9:24 AM

    GONZALES - A former law enforcement officer faces additional charges for alleged inappropriate behavior with a minor. Authorities took Todd Tripp into custody Thursday morning for felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile. The arrest is Tripp's latest run-in with the law. The 24-year-old was fired from his... more »
  • Inside house of accused child predator, hoarder Play Video

    May 8, 2013 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The city finally has everything completed to demolish a house infamous for the homeowner's arrest last year. It's located in a neighborhood off of Starring Lane. People who live near it have complained of a giant mess that's emptied out into the front yard. The owner,... more »

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