Animal shelter volunteer arrested on child pornography charges

Animal shelter volunteer arrested on child pornography charges

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A Baton Rouge man, who was a volunteer for Capital Area Animal Welfare Society (CAAWS), has been arrested on charges of pornography involving juveniles.

On October 20, the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation received a phone call and an email from a representative of CAAWS, stating that she was notified by one of the volunteers that one of the other volunteers was using a computer at the shelter to access child pornography.

The police report states the bureau spoke to the CAAWS representative the same day, and she stated that when the volunteer arrived for her shift on October 19, a male who introduced himself as Connor was already there. She stated two female volunteers observed Connor on chat sites titled "teen" and "kids." They also allegedly observed Connor viewing images of nude males they described as being "young."

The man was identified by the other volunteers as Connor McCullough, 20, who usually works at the shelter on Thursdays.

Officials with the bureau met the CAAWS representative at the facility and obtained permission to search the computer. During the search, officials found 12 images of nude males between the approximate ages of 5 and 12 years old.

The CAAWS representative also gave officials a thumb drive with surveillance footage, which showed a male sitting at the computer in question when the images were downloaded. The footage also showed that no one else accessed the computer during the time frame the images were viewed. McCullough was identified in the video footage as well.

A warrant for his arrest was issued on November 16 and he was arrested on November 22.

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