BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Louisiana Attorney General's Office has arrested four men for cyber crimes involving children.
John Roy Griffith, Robert Gilley, Christopher Brooks and Robert Childs were arrested in separate investigations by the Cyber Crime Unit, which looks into computer crimes which have victimized children under 18.
25-year-old Griffith, of Pineville, was arrested Wednesday on one count of computer-aided solicitation of a minor and one count of indecent behavior with a juvenile. Cyber Crime Unit began investigating Griffith after getting a lead from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Griffith was booked into the Rapides Parish Prison. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison for computer-aided solicitation of a juvenile and up to seven years in prison for indecent behavior with a juvenile.
35-year-old Gilley, of West Monroe, was arrested Tuesday on 25 counts of distribution of pornography involving juveniles and 40 counts of possession of pornography involving juveniles. He was booked into the Ouachita Parish Jail.
His arrest followed a joint investigation involving the Cyber Crime Unit, Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office, West Monroe Police Department, Louisiana State Police, Homeland Security and the FBI.
42-year-old Brooks, of West Monroe, was arrested Tuesday for distribution of pornography involving juveniles after a joint investigation by the Cyber Crime Unit, Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office, LSP and the FBI. He was booked into the Ouachita Parish Prison.
60-year-old Childs, of Bossier City, was arrested Monday on 23 counts of distribution of pornography involving juveniles. A joint investigation by the Cyber Crime Unit and the Bossier Parish Marshall's Office lead to Childs' arrest.
Childs was booked into the Bossier Maximum Security Facility.
Gilley, Brooks and Childs could all face up to 20 years in prison for each count of possession or distribution of pornography involving juveniles.
"My office and our law enforcement partners across the state are utilizing the best technology available to pursue these cases," Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said. "We will continue using our time and resources to keep our children safe from these online predators."