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Attorney General Jeff Landry Arrests Four Men for Cyber Crimes
3/22/2016

BATON ROUGE, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry today announced the arrests of four men for crimes that victimized children.

“My office and I are committed to making our communities safer,” said Attorney General Jeff Landry. “We will aggressively pursue, arrest, and charge child predators.”

Brandon Miller, 35 of Galliano
, was arrested Friday, March 18, 2016 on 20 counts of Pornography Involving Juveniles and one count of Felony Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile. Miller was booked into the Lafourche Parish Jail as a result of a three month investigation involving Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Cyber Crime Unit and the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office with the assistance of Homeland Security Investigations, the Louisiana State Police, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Robert Bruce Hathaway, 58 of Baton Rouge, was arrested Thursday March 17, 2016 on 100 counts of Possession of Pornography Involving Juveniles (under the age of 13). Hathaway was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison without incident as a result of a joint undercover investigation involving Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Cyber Crime Unit, the Baton Rouge Police Department, and Homeland Security Investigations.

John Anthony Washington, 54 of New Orleans
, was arrested Thursday, March 17, 2016 on 10 counts of Possession of Pornography Involving Juveniles. Washington was booked into the Orleans Parish Jail as a result of a joint investigation between Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Cyber Crime Unit, Homeland Security Investigations, the Louisiana State Police, and the New Orleans Police Department.

Spencer William Caudle, 27 of Prairieville, was arrested Tuesday, March 15, 2016 on 25 counts of Possession of Pornography Involving Juveniles (under the age of 13). Caudle was booked into the Ascension Parish Prison without incident as a result of a joint investigation between Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Cyber Crime Unit, the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s office, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Louisiana State Police.

Possession or distribution of pornography involving juveniles is punishable by up to 20 years in prison for each count.

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Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Cyber Crime Unit has investigated thousands of computer crimes which have victimized children from infants to 16 years of age. To report child exploitation, call 800-256-4506.



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