Bossier Parish man arrested for possession, distribution of child pornography

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A Bossier Parish man has been arrested and charged with 300 counts of Possession of Pornography Involving Juveniles and 3 counts of Distribution of Pornography Involving Juveniles.

Robert Childs/BSO Photo
Robert Childs/BSO Photo

Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit initiated an investigation in March of an IP address in Bossier Parish that was downloading Child Pornography.  During the investigation the IP address, which belonged to Robert Childs, 60, shared child pornography with LSP SVU Detectives.

On March 24, 2015, LSP SVU Detectives, along with the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Home Land Security Investigations, Bossier City Marshal’s Office, Caddo Sheriff’s Office, Shreveport Vice, Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office, Bossier City Police Department and Springhill Police Department executed a search warrant at Childs’ residence.

During the search of the residence, agents located numerous live feed cameras throughout the house, along with monitors, recording houses in the neighborhood where children resided.

Additionally, child pornography was being downloaded at the time of the search.

After the search warrant was executed on the residence, Childs was arrested and charged. Bond was set at $3,000,000.

If convicted on these charges, Childs could face up to 120 years in prison without benefit of parole.

The Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit will continue to maintain close partnerships with law enforcement agencies statewide to locate and arrest those individuals who choose to participate in the crime of child pornography.