AMITE, LA (NBC33) — Cyber detectives executed a search warrant today that revealed the presence of child pornography at the home of Vernon Sweeney, Jr. of Amite.
An onsite forensic examination of electronic equipment found in the residence revealed the presence of video's of child pornography. Some of the video located in the Sweeney residence depicted children approximately 8-years-old being sexually abused.
Vernon E. Sweeney, Jr., 46, was arrested and has been booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail.
Investigating agencies include: the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, the Louisiana Attorney General's Office, and the Amite Police Department.