Slidell man arrested for multiple sex crimes against children

David Hall (Source: La. Attorney General's Office)
David Hall (Source: La. Attorney General's Office)

SLIDELL, LA (WAFB) - A Slidell man has been taken off the streets and arrested for multiple sex crimes against children. The man has been charged with aggravated incest, molestation of a juvenile and 20 counts of producing pornography involving juveniles.

David Michael Hall, 33, was arrested Wednesday.

In November 2012, investigators first executed a search warrant at Hall's house in reference to possession of child pornography. He was arrested and charged with possessing pornography involving juveniles.

During the investigation, it was learned that Hall not only possessed the child pornography, but also produced it.

"The images of child pornography he produced were of children under the age of 13 years old. Through an examination of the images produced by Hall, investigators were able to determine that he was the individual in the images sexually abusing the juveniles," said Attorney General Caldwell in a news release.

"When a search warrant is executed, it's often the case that our investigation is just beginning. Our forensic examiners are called upon to thoroughly review the evidence seized and uncover all aspects of the crime," said Caldwell. "Unfortunately, this investigation revealed just how dangerous the person hiding behind the computer can be. But fortunately, we were able to take him off the streets," Caldwell added.

Hall was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail.

If convicted, he faces up to 99 years in prison on both the charge of aggravated incest and the molestation of a juvenile charge, and up to 20 years on each count of producing child pornography.

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