In July 2022, multiple agencies started an investigation into the distribution of child pornography.
Investigators learned that someone was distributing images of child sexual abuse material leading to the arrest of Charles Edward Crawford Jr., 37, of Gonzales.
On Sept. 7th, investigators executed a search warrant on Crawford’s home and seized multiple electronics.
A forensic examination of the seized electronics revealed multiple videos and images of child sexual abuse material.
It’s why Crawford was arrested for 100 counts of distribution of pornography involving juveniles and an additional 100 counts of possession of pornography involving juveniles.
Crawford was also arrested and booked by the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office for violating LRS 40:967 possession of schedule II narcotics.
This investigation remains active and there is no further information available at this time.