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BR lawyer's license suspended over lewd videos of children

6 months 1 week 3 days ago Tuesday, February 12 2019 Feb 12, 2019 February 12, 2019 7:42 AM February 12, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ
Photo: Louisiana Ethics Administration

BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge lawyer who pleaded guilty in federal court in 2017 for forwarding child pornography and bestiality videos has been suspended from practicing law.

The Advocate reports that Christopher G. Young's law license suspension will last one year and one day, but dates back to Sept. 28, when he was initially suspended. 

Young was sentenced to two years of probation after pleading guilty to misdemeanor transmitting obscene images. He was initially charged with possession and distribution of child pornography, having shared videos of boys involved in sex acts with donkeys. The misdemeanor plea allowed him to avoid registering as a sex offender.

When Young testified in the case, he said he forwarded the videos as a "crude joke." He claimed his prosecution was politically motivated and that he didn't know the boys were children.

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