POSTED: Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 10:30pm
UPDATED: Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 10:34pm
BATON ROUGE, LA — A New Orleans man has been arrested and charged with pornography involving juveniles, announced Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.
Daniel R. Ponder, 30, was arrested Wednesday as part of a joint investigation involving the Attorney General’s High Technology Crime Unit, Homeland Security Investigations, Baton Rouge City Constable’s Office, and Federal Bureau of Investigations.
Ponder is accused of violating a state law forbidding a person to produce, distribute, possess, or possess with the intent to distribute pornography involving juveniles. He was booked into the Orleans Parish Prison.
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.