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Three men face child porn charges in Louisiana


When compared to state crimes, federal crimes often carry harsher penalties. However, no matter the type of criminal charges a Louisianan is facing, it should be treated like a seriously. Thus, it is important that defendants understand the charges, penalties and what criminal defense strategies.

According to recent reports, three men were arrested for child porn charges. The Office of Louisiana Attorney General claims that these arrests were the result of a joint investigation between the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation Cyber Crime Unit and the Sheriff's Offices located in Tangipahoa Parish, Vermillion Parish and Rapides Parish.

The first man, 25-years-old from Ponchatoula, was charged with 24 counts for the distribution of sexual abuse images and videos of children. He also faces six counts of possession of sexual abuse images and videos of children. The second man, 25-years-old from Abbeville, faces eight counts of sexual abuse images and videos of children, as well as three counts of sexual abuse images and videos of children under the age of 13.

The final and third man, 22-years-old from Bronx, was charged with 80 counts of sexual abuse images and videos under the age of 13. According to reports, the accused offender, who is an active member of the U.S. Army, was based in Louisiana when the alleged crimes occurred.

Facing child porn charges is a serious offense. Those accused of such a crime should be aware of what evidence is being used against them. Defendants should determine if any evidence was not lawfully collected, allowing them an opportunity to challenge it and possibly suppress it. Asserting a strong defense has the ability to help defendant reduce or even dismiss some or all of the charges against them; therefore, it is important to understand what criminal defense strategies are available.

Source: WAFB, "3 face child porn charges in separate investigations," Aug. 11, 2017

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