* MAJOR UPDATE *
Following Assistance from the Public, AG Jeff Landry Re-Arrests Attorney on 20 Additional Felony Counts of Child Pornography
Today (November 14, 2017), the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation (LBI) – under the direction of Attorney General Jeff Landry – re-arrested Victor Loraso for multiple Internet crimes against children.
Last month, General Landry arrested Loraso (36 of Covington) on child pornography charges and asked the public for their assistance and information on the alleged perpetrator. Today, Loraso was arrested again and charged with 10 felony counts of Possession of Sexual Abuse Images/Videos of Children (under the age of 13), eight felony counts of Possession of Sexual Abuse Images/Videos of Children (over 13, but still minor), and two felony counts of Distribution of Sexual Abuse Images/Videos of Children (under the age of 13).
“As a father, I will do anything to protect my son; and as Attorney General, I will do all that I legally can to protect every child in our State,” said General Landry. “Today’s arrest is another testament to the professionalism, dedication, and diligence of my Cyber Crime Unit. Our agents work hard before and after arrests, and I thank them and all who provide assistance to our team.”
Loraso was again booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail this afternoon.
Original Release (10/12/17)
Amid Child Pornography Arrest in St. Tammany, AG Jeff Landry Asking Public for Help
BATON ROUGE, LA – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has arrested a Covington man on charges of child pornography, and he is asking the public for their assistance and information on the alleged perpetrator.
“Today’s arrest is another step forward in making our communities safer,” said General Landry. “However, our work is not done. I am asking anyone with information or concerns about Victor Loraso to please contact my Cyber Crime Unit.”
Victor Loraso, 36 of Covington, was arrested on three counts of Distribution of Sexual Abuse Images/Videos of Children (under the age of 13). He was arrested and booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail following a joint investigation between the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation Cyber Crime Unit, Homeland Security investigations, the Louisiana State Police, and the Covington Police Department.
If anyone in the Greater New Orleans or Baton Rouge areas has information relative to Loraso, please call Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Cyber Crime Unit at 800-256-4506.
Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Cyber Crime Unit has investigated thousands of computer crimes that have victimized children from infants to 16 years of age. To report child exploitation, call the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation at 800-256-4506.