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Attorney General announces nine arrests on child porn charges

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Nine southeast Louisiana men were arrested over the past weekend on various child porn charges.

 The following individuals were arrested in the roundup:

  • John Andrew Becnel, 22, of 42391 Hwy 621, Gonzales, charged with 20 counts of pornography involving juveniles; booked into Ascension Parish Prison
  • Michael Wesley, 57, of 22945 Jade Drive, Plaquemines, charged with 11 counts of pornography involving juveniles; booked into Iberville Parish Prison
  • Bradley Bourque, 32, of 13535 Devall Road, Baton Rouge, charged with 25 counts of pornography involving juveniles; booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison
  • Jude Stelly, 29, of 1094 Mustang Circle, St. Martinville, charged with 10 counts of possessing pornography involving juveniles; 10 counts of distributing pornography involving juveniles; booked into St. Martin Parish Prison
  • Tony J. Latiolais, 46, of 1119 Clifton Angelle, Breaux Bridge, charged with indecent behavior with a juvenile and computer-aided solicitation of a minor; booked into St. Martin Parish Prison
  • Joshua Villa, 33, of 101 Janin Road, Broussard, charged with aggravated incest; 20 counts of possessing pornography involving juveniles; 9 counts of distributing pornography involving juveniles, 5 counts of producing pornography involving juveniles; booked into Lafayette Parish Prison
  • Chad Sonnier, 32, of 853 E. Venable St., Church Point, charged with pornography involving juveniles; booked into Acadia Parish Prison
  • Lucas Wimberly, 27, of 648 Arsene Lebleu Rd., Lake Charles, charged with 10 counts of possession of pornography involving juveniles; 5 counts of distributing pornography involving juveniles; booked into Calcasieu Parish Prison
  • Robert Hawes, 58, of 615 W. Napoleon Street, Sulphur, charged with 16 counts of pornography involving juveniles; booked into Calcasieu Parish Prison

"It ought to concern you," said Col. Mike Edmonson of the Louisiana State Police. "The most sought after videos and pictures on the internet are little boys and little girls being abused."

Agents with the Louisiana Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force arrested 9 people as part of an undercover investigation targeting child predators across southern Louisiana, Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announced.

"Louisiana's ICAC Task Force is committed to working tirelessly to pursue those who exploit and victimize our children through the Internet," said Attorney General Caldwell.  "This latest roundup is just another example of the Task Force's outstanding efforts in the fight against child predators."

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