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Springfield and Ponchatoula men arrested on child pornography

Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 | Views: 16128

Springfield and Ponchatoula men arrested on child pornography
BATON ROUGE, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry today announced the arrests of two South Louisiana men on multiple child pornography charges.



“My office and I remain committed to finding and apprehending those accused of Internet crimes against children,” said General Landry. “With the assistance of our law enforcement partners, we will continue to make our communities safer by taking child predators off the streets.”

Urban Kinchen, 61 of Springfield, was arrested on 15 counts of Possession of Sexual Abuse Images/Videos of Children (under the age of 13). He was booked into the Livingston Parish Prison following a joint investigation between the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation (LBI) Cyber Crime Unit, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Louisiana State Police, and the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Johnathan Croy, 36 of Ponchatoula, was arrested on four counts of Possession of Sexual Abuse Images/Videos of Children (under the age of 13) and two counts of Distribution of Sexual Abuse Images/Videos of Children (under the age of 13). He was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail following a joint investigation between the LBI Cyber Crime Unit, HSI, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Ponchatoula Police Department.

To report child exploitation, call the LBI at 800-256-4506; callers do not have to give their names. Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Cyber Crime Unit has investigated thousands of computer crimes that have victimized children from infants to 16 years of age.