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LSP: Child porn seizure largest in Louisiana history

Nicholas Bordelon, Steven Lucia, James Vail (Source: Louisiana State Police) Nicholas Bordelon, Steven Lucia, James Vail (Source: Louisiana State Police)
Police call it the largest child pornography bust in the history of the state. (Source: Louisiana State Police) Police call it the largest child pornography bust in the history of the state. (Source: Louisiana State Police)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Louisiana State Police arrested three alleged predators and seized thousands of child pornography video in a big roundup following three separate investigation. 

Col. Mike Edmonson with LSP is disgusted by what his department is calling the biggest child pornography seizure in Louisiana history, which includes 800 DVD's, 13 storage devices, several cell phones, and multiple laptops. 

Following one investigation, 51-year old James Vail was arrested in Shreveport on Friday and booked into the Caddo Correctional Center on 51 counts of distribution of pornography involving juveniles and 1,500 counts of possession of child pornography. Investigators said Vail had over one million computer files, including one which showed the rape of an infant child. 

"As a father of four kids, to sit there and think about, that an adult individual, that anyone would want images of an infant child being raped," Edmonson said. "Videos out there of real people. So that's difficult." 

Police also made two separate arrests for child porn possession and distribution adding to the weekly total. Nicholas Bordelon, 35, was arrested in Hessmer on June 8, and 30-year old Steven Lucia was arrested in LaPlace on Friday. 

Bordelon faces 300 counts of possession and distribution of child pornography, while Lucia was charged with distribution of child pornography. 

Edmonson said the investigations into each case are ongoing, and they are looking for other possible suspects. 

He also said while it appears none of the videos involve Louisiana children, his investigators are working with the FBI to find out where the material came from exactly. 

In Baton Rouge, the Sexual Trauma Awareness Response (STAR) Center said these cases highlight the need for more research into what motivates predators. 

"One of the things that we see in our community that we do need in addition to victim support services is we do need more research into who are offenders, what are their motivations, what are effective interventions and treatments that we can develop," said Rebecca Marchiafava, the vice president for STAR. 

Anyone with information on these cases is urged to call LSP at 318-484-2194 

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