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Baton Rouge Man Arrested on 400 Counts of Child Pornography

BATON ROUGE, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry announced the arrest of a Baton Rouge man on 400 counts of possession of child pornography.

“This egregious crime will not be tolerated by my office,” said General Landry. “We will continue to do all we can to rid our State of child predators.”

Michael Toups, 60 of Baton Rouge, was arrested on 400 counts of Possession of Sexual Abuse Images/Videos of Children. He was arrested and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison following a joint investigation between General Landry’s Cyber Crime Unit, Homeland Security Investigations, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, and the Baton Rouge Police Department.  

Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Cyber Crime Unit has investigated thousands of computer crimes that have victimized children from infants to 16 years of age. To report child exploitation, call the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation at 800-256-4506.


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