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Ponchatoula man arrested on 24 counts of child pornography

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017 | Views: 11392

Ponchatoula man arrested on 24 counts of child pornography
BATON ROUGE, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Office has arrested three men on over 100 counts of child pornography.

“My office is dedicated to investigating and arresting criminals who victimize children,” said General Landry. “We will do all that we can to take child predators off Louisiana’s streets.”

Christopher Duverge, 22 of Bronx, New York, was arrested on 80 counts of Sexual Abuse Images and/or Videos of Children (under the age of 13). He was arrested and booked into the Rapides Parish Jail following a joint investigation between the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation (LBI) Cyber Crime Unit, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Army Criminal Investigation Division, and the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office. Duverge is an active member of the U.S. Army and was on approved military leave at this time of his arrest. He was stationed in Louisiana when the alleged crimes occurred.

Kyle Ermis, 25 of Ponchatoula, was arrested on 24 counts of Distribution of Sexual Abuse Images and/or Videos of Children and six counts of possession of Sexual Abuse Images and/or Videos of Children. He was arrested and booked into the Tangipahoa Sheriff’s Office following a joint investigation between the LBI Cyber Crime Unit and the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Chaz Maturin, 25 of Abbeville, was arrested on eight counts of Sexual Abuse Images and/or Videos of Children and three counts of Sexual Abuse Images and/or Videos of Children (under the age of 13). He was arrested and booked into the Lafayette Parish Jail as a fugitive from Vermillion Parish following a joint investigation between the LBI Cyber Crime Unit, HSI, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Vermillion Parish Sheriff’s Office.

General Landry’s Cyber Crime Unit has investigated thousands of computer crimes that have victimized children from infants to 16 years of age. To report child exploitation, call the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation at 800-256-4506.