POSTED: Monday, November 29, 2010 - 3:25pm
UPDATED: Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 2:43pm
HOLDEN, La -- On the afternoon of November 24, 2010, a Holden man was arrested for more than 100 counts of Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile. These charges stem from events that occurred several years ago when the victim was a juvenile.
Franklin Dale Church, a 44 year old white male who listed his address as 22614 Charles Holden Road, Holden, La., was charged as follows:
>101 Counts of Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile
>1 Count of Pornography Involving a Juvenile
The child pornography arrest is the result of a separate investigation jointly conducted by the Livingston Police Department and Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office. That investigation began when Church was arrested for Computer Aided Solicitation of a Juvenile on November 1, 2010. During that arrest, Detectives seized a laptop computer containing an image of what appeared to be a juvenile female. They were eventually able to positively identify the child in that image and confirm her as being under the age of 17.
Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile is punishable by a fine of up to $5,000.00 and up to 7 years in prison (for each count). Possession of Child Porn is punishable by a fine of up to $10,000.00 and up to 10 years in prison.
As of November 29, 2010, Church remains in the Livingston Parish Detention Center in lieu of a $2,625,000.00 bond. This is an ongoing investigation and other charges are possible.