Child Pornography

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A 27-year-old Mansura man was arrested for distribution of child pornography on Wednesday. Dustin Novo is being held at the Avoyelles Parish Detention Center on a 100,000 dollar bond. State Police spokesperson Scott Moreau says deputies were tipped off about a month ago.

 

A warrant for Novo’s residence was served, and after a search of the premises, he was arrested and charged.

 

Moreau says is encouraging anyone with information about possible cases of child pornography should report it authorities.

 A former Vermilion Parish middle school teacher was sentenced last week to 70 years in prison for making and possessing child pornography.

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A Lafayette man was sentenced last week to 168 months in prison for enticing a minor into sending images of child pornography online.

A former Breaux Bridge Police officer pleaded guilty to receiving sexually explicit images.

Craig David Jr., 29, of Breaux Bridge, La. pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate  Judge Patrick Hanna to one count of receiving child pornography. The plea will become final when accepted by U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks. According to the guilty plea, David received child pornography starting in January 2017 using an electronic device.

David faces 20 years in prison, lifetime supervised release and a $250,000 fine.

West Monroe man was sentenced Wednesday to 151 months in prison for receiving child pornography.

John D. Owen, 30, of West Monroe, La, was sentenced on one count of receiving child pornography. He was also sentenced to 10 years of supervised release and is required to register as a sex offender.