Joint law enforcement efforts led by Attorney General Buddy Caldwell’s Cyber Crime Unit have resulted in the arrest of six Louisiana men this week in separate incidents on child pornography charges.
Among them is 21-year-old Ryan Altuchow ( 414 Preston Blvd., Apt. #128, Bossier City, LA 71111). Investigators received a CyberTip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children providing information that a subject was exchanging child pornography online.
Probable cause was developed that led investigators to obtain a search warrant for Ryan Altuchow’s residence. During the execution of the March 18 warrant, investigators located over 140 images of child pornography ranging in age from toddler to 13 years of age.
The arrest was a result of an investigation with the Louisiana Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit, Homeland Security Investigations, Bossier City Police Department, Bossier City Marshal’s Office and Louisiana State Police. Altuchow’s charges include 140 counts of Pornography Involving Juveniles (Possession- RS. 14.81.1) and 2 counts of Pornography Involving Juveniles (Distribution- RS 14.81.1). He was arrested and booked into the Bossier Parish Jail.
The six individuals are charged with violating a state law forbidding a person to produce, distribute, possess, or possess with intent to distribute pornography involving juveniles. If convicted, each of the men faces a possible sentence of 20 years in prison on each count.
Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said, “I am proud of the undercover investigative and forensic work my cyber crime investigators accomplish on a daily basis. The partnerships they’ve forged with other law enforcement agencies that help us take down these offenders have proved invaluable to the success of our operations. We will continue to reach all corners of the state to protect our children from abuse and exploitation.”