Bogalusa, La — A Bogalusa man has been arrested and charged with pornography involving juveniles, announced Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.
Jonwesley Clinton Vernon, 19, of Bogalusa, was arrested last week as a result of a joint investigation involving the Louisiana Attorney General’s High Technology Crime Unit, the Baton Rouge City Constable’s Office, Louisiana State Police, and Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office. Vernon was booked into the Washington Parish Jail.
If convicted, Vernon could face up to 10 years in prison and would be required to register as a sex offender.
Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has earned a solid reputation for vigorously monitoring, arresting, and prosecuting online child predators. The Attorney General’s High Technology Crime Unit has investigated thousands of computer crimes such as identity theft, Internet fraud, and cyber-stalking. Yet, most of the unit’s investigations have involved crimes against children--boys and girls ranging from the ages of six- months-old to 17-years-old. Investigators have said computer-facilitated child exploitation impacts children of all races and socio-economic levels. To report suspected cases of Internet crime, call 1-800-256-4506.