Prairieville man arrested for stalking, child pornography

Robert Mark Hayes (Source: Ascension Sheriff's Office)
Robert Mark Hayes (Source: Ascension Sheriff's Office)

PRAIRIEVILLE, LA (WAFB) - A Prairieville man has been arrested on child pornography charges, just months after he was arrested for allegedly stalking girls.

Investigators say Robert Mark Hayes, 40, was initially arrested after he was spotted trying to hold conversations with young girls in a Prairieville neighborhood.

Deputies say Hayes had been in the neighborhood on several occasions, trying to talk to girls.

As a result of the first arrest, Hayes' computer was seized and searched.  Investigators say they found child pornography on it.

Hayes has been charged with two counts of stalking and two counts of child pornography.

He was released on a $50,000 property bond.

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