BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announced that six men have been arrested this week on child pornography charges.
63-year-old Daniel Looper, of Aribi, LA, was arrested on 46 counts of possession and one count of distribution of child pornography. Investigators conducting a search of Looper's home found 46 images of child pornography on a storage device.
46-year-old Charles Cameron, of Gretna, LA was arrested on one count of production and possession of child pornography. Investigators from multiple agencies found several pictures of child pornography on Cameron's cell phone.
18-year-old Cole Leblanc, of Baton Rouge, LA, was arrested on one count of possession and distribution of child pornography. Information from the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children led authorities to Leblanc's residence, where they found several pictures of children, some believed to be under 13-years-old, "posing in a sexual manner," says the Attorney General.
27-year-old Shane Paul Jeansonne, of Jena, LA, was arrested on 100 counts of possession and six counts of distribution of child pornography. Information gained during an undercover investigation led authorities to Jeansonne's apartment, where investigators say they found numerous images of child pornography.
21-year-old Ryan Altuchow, of Bossier City, LA, was arrested with 140 counts of possession and two counts of distribution of child pornography. A tip from the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children led Authorities to Altuchow's residence. There, officials found 140 images of child pornography ranging in age from toddlers to 13-years-old.
39-year-old Jonathan Ellis, of Leesville, LA, was arrested on 22 counts of possession and 10 counts of distribution of child pornography. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children showed authorities a subject uploading child pornography to social media websites. A search led agents to Army Captain Jonathan Ellis, who authorities found to have numerous child pornography images on his phone and other storage devices.
If convicted, each of these men could face up to 20 years for each count. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says that he is proud of the efforts of his cybercrime team. "The partnerships they've forged with other law enforcement agencies that help us take down these offenders have proved invaluable to the success of our operations," says Caldwell.