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Attorney General Jeff Landry Makes Three Child Porn Arrests
6/24/2016

BATON ROUGE, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry today announced the arrests of three Louisiana men on child pornography charges, including a Port Allen man accused of 1000 counts of Sexual Abuse Images and/or videos of children.

“Our Cyber Crime Unit, with the assistance of law enforcement partners, continue to do all we can to reduce the number of internet crimes against children,” said General Landry. “Due to recent budget cuts, our department may have to rely more on these partners to investigate and arrest child predators”

William Smith, 25 of Port Allen, was arrested on 1000 counts of Possession of Pornography Involving Juveniles (under the age of 13). Smith was arrested and booked into the West Baton Rouge Parish Jail as a result of a joint investigation between Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Cyber Crime Unit, the Department of Justice Fugitive Apprehension Team, Homeland Security Investigations, Louisiana State Police, West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Louisiana Probation and Parole.

Sean Carpenter, 47 of Berwick, was arrested on 3 counts of Distribution of Pornography Involving Juveniles (under the age of 13). Carpenter was arrested and booked into the St. Mary Parish prison as a result of a joint investigation between Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Cyber Crime Unit, Homeland Security Investigations, St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Louisiana State Police. 

Jacob Dane Chauvin, 31 of Houma, was arrested on 20 counts of Pornography Involving Juveniles (under the age of 13). Chauvin was arrested and booked into the Terrebonne Parish Prison as a result of a joint investigation between Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Cyber Crime Unit, Homeland Security Investigations, Louisiana State Police, and Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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 800-256-4506.

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