Three male residents of South Louisiana have been arrested and charged with a variety of crimes involving child pornography. The arrests were the result of the cooperative efforts of the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation's cyber crime unit, the United States Department of Homeland Security and the various local Sheriff's offices. The three suspects all face a number of felony charges.
A 32-year-old man from New Iberia was charged with 40 counts of possession of sexual abuse images and/or videos of children under the age of 13. The suspect was booked into the Iberia Parish Jail. A second suspect, a 25-year-old male from Denham Springs, was arrested and charged with 15 counts of possession of sexual abuse images and/or videos of children under the age of 13. The third man, age 24, from Walker, was charged with one count of possession of sexual abuse images and one count of video voyeurism. Both men were booked into the Livingston Parish Jail.
In announcing the arrests, the state attorney general said that each viewing of these videos or images constitutes the re-victimization of the children in the videos. The attorney general described the three men as "sexual predators."
Initial accounts of the arrests and the alleged criminal acts did not describe the evidence that has been obtained by prosecutors. Nevertheless, each of the defendants is entitled to be presumed innocent of all charges unless and until he is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Anyone facing similar charges may wish to consult a lawyer who is experienced in defending sex crime cases. Such a consultation can provide a helpful overview of the evidence in the case and an estimate of the likelihood of obtaining a favorable plea agreement or an outright acquittal.
Source: myarklamiss.com, "3 Louisiana men arrested on Child Pornography charges," Sharon Cummings, Sep. 13, 2017