POSTED: Monday, July 9, 2012 - 10:00am
UPDATED: Monday, July 9, 2012 - 10:04am
MANDEVILLE, LA — A Mandeville man has been arrested and charged with 34-counts of pornography involving juveniles, announced Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.
Charles Cox, Jr., 36, was arrested Friday, July 6 as part of a joint investigation involving the Attorney General’s High Technology Crime Unit, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Mandeville Police Department.
Cox 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 St. Tammany Parish Jail.
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.