BATON ROUGE, LA – Attorney
General Jeff Landry today announced the arrests of two men for allegedly
distributing child pornography.
“Every time one of these images or videos is distributed, a child is tragically re-victimized,” said General Landry. “So my Cyber Crime Unit and I are doing all we legally can to bring child predators to justice.”
David Duplechain, 51 of Covington, was arrested on eight counts of Distribution of Pornography Involving Juveniles (under 13 years of age). He was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail following a joint investigation by the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation (LBI) Cyber Crime Unit, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Joshua Brister, 21 of Lafayette, was arrested on one count of Distribution of Pornography Involving Juveniles (under 13 years of age). He was booked into the Lafayette Parish Prison following a joint investigation by the LBI Cyber Crime Unit, HSI, the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Lafayette Police Department.
General Landry encourages anyone with further information or concerns about Duplechain and Brister to please call the LBI at 800-256-4506. Callers do not have to give their names.