Baton Rouge attorney sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to misdemeanor in bestiality porn case

Baton Rouge attorney sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to misdemeanor in bestiality porn case
Federal Courthouse in Baton Rouge (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A Baton Rouge attorney indicted in federal court for allegedly distributing bestiality porn pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in November and was sentenced Wednesday.

Christopher G. Young, 55, pleaded guilty to transmission of obscene images, which is a misdemeanor, and has been sentenced to two years of probation. He was also ordered to pay the court a $5,000 fine.

Young was accused of sharing child pornography that was recorded in Costa Rica. Officials said there were two videos that show "prepubescent boys engaging in bestiality."

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A federal judge ordered Young to enter his DNA into the federal crime registry. Young must also undergo cognitive and behavioral treatment, as well as sex offender treatment and substance abuse treatment.

The judge said Young will be subject to unannounced searches of his computer and must provide his probation officer access to all of his computers. He must also surrender his cellphone.

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