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New Orleans Man Arrested on 30 Counts of Child Pornography

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Cyber Crime Unit (CCU) has arrested a New Orleans man on charges of possession and distribution of sexual abuse images of children.

“It is encouraging to see what law enforcement agencies can do when they work together,” said General Landry. “We will continue to collaborate with our local, state, and federal partners to fight crime in our cities.”

Nicolas Varela, 28 of New Orleans, was booked on 30 counts of Sexual Abuse Images/Videos of Children. He was arrested and booked into the Orleans Parish Prison following a joint investigation between the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation (LBI) CCU and the New Orleans Police Department.

“Our office is diligent in investigating and arresting those who prey on children” said General Landry. “We will continue to use every tool we have to find these perpetrators and bring them to justice.”

General Landry’s CCU has investigated thousands of computer crimes that have victimized children from infants to 16 years of age. To report child exploitation, call the LBI at 800-256-4506.


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