BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Three men across south Louisiana are accused of having child pornography including a Denham Springs man who was charged with more than 300 counts, according to the Attorney General's Office.
Officials said 31-year-old Michael Clark, of Denham Springs; 31-year-old Ahmed Ibrahim, of Greenwell Springs; and 66-year-old Darrell Ricks of Covington were arrested for possession and distribution of child pornography.
Clark was booked into the Livingston Parish Jail on 300 counts of Possession of Sexual Abuse Images and/or videos of children, four counts of Production of Sexual Abuse Images and/or videos of children, three counts of Distribution of Sexual Abuse Images and/or videos of children (under the age of 13), and one count of Molestation of a juvenile. His bond is currently set at $30,774,000.
Clark's arrest was a result of a joint investigation by the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, the Denham Springs Police Department, the Attorney General's Cyber Crime Unit (CCU), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the FBI.
Ibrahim was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on charges of pornography involving juveniles and computer-aided solicitation of a minor. His arrest came after a joint investigation by the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana State Police, CCU, and HSI.
Ricks was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on 250 counts of pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13. Ricks' arrest was the result of a joint investigation by CCU, the St. Tammany Sheriff's Office, State Police, and HSI.
The AG's Cyber Crime Unit investigates computer crimes that victimize children ranging from infants to 16 years old. To report child exploitation, call the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation at 800-256-4506.