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Gonzales man faces up to 180 years for child pornography

Thomas Preston Newman, Jr (Source: Louisiana Attorney General Office) Thomas Preston Newman, Jr (Source: Louisiana Attorney General Office)
GONZALES, LA (WAFB) -

A 26-year-old Gonzales, LA man was arrested Wednesday morning and booked on nine counts of child pornography.

Thomas Preston Newman, Jr. is a suspected child predator. He was arrested and taken to the Ascension Parish Prison. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison on each count.

Newman was arrested after an undercover operation by the Attorney General's High Technology Crime Unit,  the Ascension Parish Office, St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations.

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