Internet crimes are on the rise all across the United States. Internet crimes can range from fraud to pornography. These crimes are heavily prosecuted by the State of Louisiana and the United States government. Recently, an Orleans Parish man was arrested for the possession of child pornography, a very serious criminal offense.
An Orleans Parish man was recently arrested by the FBI New Orleans Division's Violent Crimes Against Children/Human Trafficking Task Force after a long investigation. The task force consisted of members from the FBI, Louisiana State Police, Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office and Kenner Police. He was arrested for the possession of child pornography. The man was found to be in possession of 500 images and videos of child pornography. He is facing 500 counts of possession of child pornography. He could be facing years in prison, hefty fines and a lifetime on the sex offender registry.
If a person is facing serious charges, such as possession of child pornography or other computer crime charge, they may want to speak with a legal professional skilled in federal criminal law. Computer crimes are usually prosecuted under federal law. This can mean the defendant faces more serious penalties. An attorney has the experience to aggressively defend their client and protect their reputation. They can work with computer experts to examine the records and make sure the number of images is accurate. The earlier an attorney is brought into the situation, the better.
Even if a person is not found guilty of the possession of child pornography, the mere mention of it can ruin a person's reputation, they can lose their job and their lives can change forever. It is important for someone facing these serious charges to know that they have legal rights and the right to tell their side of the story.
Source: fbi.gov, "New Orleans man found to be in possession of in excess of 500 child pornography images and videos," Feb. 23, 2017