NEWS

Gonzales man arrested on child pornography charges

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
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A joint law enforcement effort has led to the arrest of a Gonzales man on 31 counts of possessing pornography involving juveniles, announced Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.

Everett Carter, 55, of 12093 Roddy Road, Apt 2, was arrested Thursday as part of a joint investigation involving the Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations.  Carter was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail without incident.

Carter is charged with violating a state law forbidding a person to produce, distribute, possess, or possess with the intent to distribute pornography involving juveniles.  If convicted as charged, he faces up to 20 years in prison on each count of child pornography.

Attorney General Caldwell said, “My office is continually upgrading to the latest technology and resources needed to protect our children from online predators.  We will continue to work together with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to track down and capture these criminals.”

The Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit has investigated thousands of computer crimes which have victimized children from infants to 17 years of age. To report suspected cases of Internet crime, call 1-800-256-4506.