Suspected child predator arrested in Gonzales during undercover operation
POSTED: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 1:00pm
UPDATED: Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 10:35am
GONZALES, LA — This morning, the Attorney General’s High Technology Crime Unit, aided by federal and local authorities, arrested Thomas Preston Newman, Jr., 26, a suspected child predator.
Newman, of Gonzales, was booked into the Ascension Parish Prison on nine counts of pornography involving juveniles. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison on each count.
The Attorney General’s High Technology Crime Unit partnered with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations to conduct the undercover operation.