EBR teacher arrested, charged with pornography involving juveniles

A 23-year-old East Baton Rouge Parish teacher was arrested and charged with 45 counts of pornography involving juveniles, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies arrested Brandon John Short on Aug. 9 after a joint investigation with the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation Cyber Crime Unit and the Louisiana State Police and Homeland Security Investigations.

East Baton Rouge Parish school district hired Short in August 2021. He was an itinerant teacher at Ryan Elementary School. Short was placed on leave on August 5, 2022.

If convicted, Short can face a varying sentence depending on the victims’ ages. If the victim is younger than 13 years old, he could face between 25 and 99 years in prison. If the victim is older than 13, Short could face between five and 10 years in prison.

Short was booked in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

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