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Attorney General Jeff Landry Arrests Two for Child Exploitation
3/31/2017

AG Jeff Landry Arrests Two for Child Exploitation

BATON ROUGE, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry has arrested two men in Louisiana on child exploitation charges.

“I have an unwavering commitment to protect our children from sexual exploitation,” said General Landry. “My office will continue to use all the resources possible to bring child predators to justice.”

John Salpietra. 24 of Denham Springs, was arrested on two counts of Distribution of Sexual Abuse Images and/or Videos of Children. He was booked into the Livingston Parish Prison following a joint investigation between the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation Cyber Crime Unit, Homeland Security Investigations, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office

Chris Rome, 31 of Picayune (MS), was arrested in Slidell on one count of Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile. He was booked into the Slidell City Jail following a joint investigation between the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation Cyber Crime Unit, Homeland Security Investigations, the Slidell Police Department, the Mandeville Police Department, and the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office.

General 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.

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