Man arrested for 15 counts of child pornography

On Dec. 15, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office arrested a 24-year-old man for alleged child pornography.

Owen Randall was arrested as the result of an investigation by the Louisiana Bureau of Investigations Cyber Crime Unit. LBI received two cyber tips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) about the possible distribution of child pornography.

Back in June, Snapchat reported tips of images that contained sexual abuse of a child and information that the crime could be happening in East Baton Rouge Parish to NCMEC.

Snapchat sent images and videos to NCMEC of adult males and females sexually abusing children.

A warrant was then requested for the Snapchat, Verizon, and iCloud accounts.

The iCloud warrants returned 3 videos of what appeared to be unconscious adult women being raped by adult men, 13 videos of child pornography and 25 images of marijuana plants.

The Snapchat warrants showed four more videos/ pictures of child pornography and weapons with extended magazines.

It also revealed conversations he had about “trading and sending younger stuff”- 14 images/ videos of child pornography were sent to Snapchat users.

LBI believe this happened on more than one occasion because of the time stamps of when he uploaded the images and videos to his iCloud.

Pictures of Randall’s home and pictures of mail that show his address were all found in his iCloud account.

Randall’s charges are:

  • 15 counts of Pornography Involving Juveniles (Felony)
  • Possession with the Intent to Distribute Narcotic Drugs- Schedule I (Felony)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

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