A 40-year-old DeRidder man has been arrested for both possessing and distributing and child pornography.
The Louisiana Special Victims Unit has conducted an undercover child exploitation investigation in relation to images of child sexual abuse. Justin Foley’s arrest is a part of that investigation.
Foley was arrested after troopers obtained a search warrant and searched his home on Friday, according to Troop D Sergeant James Anderson.
Foley was present at the home during the search conducted by Louisiana State Police, Louisiana Probation and Parole and the Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Department.
Evidence was found during the search which showed Foley had possession of child pornography, and distributed it as well. He was immediately arrested and booked into the Beauregard Parish Jail with bond set at $100,000.
When asked if Foley had any connection to the juvenile victim,
Anderson said it does not appear at the present time that Foley had any connection to the juvenile victim.
It is unclear at this time if Foley was working alone.
The Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit began their investigation earlier this month and is actively investigating the case.
Anyone with information in connection with this case is asked to the Special Victims Unit at 318-487-5099. To make a report online, visit www.lsp.org.