Hammond man charged in child pornography online investigation

Hammond man charged in child pornography online investigation

POSTED: Friday, May 4, 2012 - 8:30pm

UPDATED: Friday, May 4, 2012 - 8:34pm

On May 2, Louisiana State Police Region I Detectives arrested Robert Bertoniere, 28, of Hammond following an investigation into suspected online child pornography.

Based on proactive investigative efforts, detectives obtained a search warrant for Bertoniere’s Hammond apartment where they located and seized eight computers. As a result of the investigation, Troopers identified Bertoniere as the individual in the residence downloading images of child pornography. Upon further examination of the seized computers, Troopers discovered 14 electronic files containing images and videos indicative of child pornography.

Johnson was charged with 14 counts of Possession of Pornography Involving Juveniles and booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail.

Anyone wishing to report criminal or suspicious activity to the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations is urged to contact detectives at (225) 925-3682.

The Louisiana State Police on-line reporting system is also available to the public through a convenient and secure reporting form that is submitted to the appropriate investigators. Citizens can access the form by visiting www.lsp.org and clicking the Suspicious Activity link.

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