Attorney General Jeff Landry announced on Monday that a joint operation consisting of several federal, state and local law enforcement agencies resulted in the arrests of 63 people connected to exploitation of children via the internet.

Operation Broken Heart was a two month multi agency initiative to arrest and prosecute those who create, receive, and distribute child pornography. 

It also sought out people involved in the sex trafficking of children, and those who sexually abuse children.

“Sexual exploitation of kids is gut-wrenching and involves unspeakable things that would shock the conscience of every one,” said Landry. “Operation Broken Heart sends a powerful message to predators across the country – law enforcement will find you and we will protect Louisiana’s children.”

“The efforts and results of this operation are real and long-lasting,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge of New Orleans Eric Rommal. “Whether it is the FBI, the Attorney General's Office, or many of our partners - we will continue to help those who cannot protect themselves.” 

Those arrested and their charges are as follows:

Jeremy Clinton Richard (W/M, DOB 03/16/1979) – 1 count distribution, 65 counts possession

Chandler Johnson (W/M, DOB 09/14/2000) – 40 counts possession

Nery Wilfredo Lopez Alvarado (H/M, DOB 03/03/1985) – 1 count distribution

James Cody Naquin (W/M, DOB 01/19/1998) – 4 counts possession

Zachary J. Dusang (W/M, DOB 04/28/1991) – 3 counts possession

Josiah Z. Chambers (B/M, DOB 08/05/1999) – 500 counts possession

Scott Charles Gaskill (W/M, DOB 11/24/1970) – 6 counts possession

Joseph Powell Boatman (W/M, DOB 06/03/1993) – fugitive from State of Texas for online solicitation of a minor

Daniel Joseph Looper (W/M, DOB 07/15/1951) – 100 counts possession

Adrian Danos (W/M, DOB 11/30/1999) – 53 counts possession

Miguel Angel Fiallos Martinez (H/M, DOB 01/05/1975) – 300 counts possession

Brian Pool (W/M, DOB 10/23/1977) – 96 counts possession, 2 counts obstruction of justice

Mark Williamson (W/M, DOB 12/04/1952) – 8 counts possession

Jonathan Arthur Moyer (W/M, DOB 07/06/1977) – 10 counts distribution

Ezra Paul West (W/M, DOB 05/10/1997) – 220 counts possession

Daniel F. Hardy II (W/M, DOB 04/22/1985) – 500 counts possession

Isiah Blanchard (B/M, DOB 10/10/1997) – indecent behavior with juvenile, computer aided solicitation of a minor

Byron Curtis Smith (W/M, DOB 01/21/1984) – 100 counts possession

Christopher Chambers (W/M, DOB 07/14/1978) – 9 counts possession

Brian David Lbemoine (W/M, DOB 04/14/1981) – 500 counts distribution

Paul Thompson (W/M, DOB 12/14/1971) – 10 counts possession

David Wayne O’Neal (W/M, DOB 11/30/1988) – 19 counts possession

Derek Naquin (W/M, DOB 06/30/2000) – 47 counts possession

Duane David Reicks (W/M, DOB 11/28/1977) – 2 counts possession

Jennings “Jay” Bernard III (W/M, DOB 06/13/1978) – 5 counts possession

Michael Ryan Heape (W/M, DOB 09/15/1999) – 25 counts possession

Terry Scott Cepowski (W/M, DOB 09/02/1960) – 5 counts possession

Christopher Istre (W/M, DOB 03/20/1982) – 6 counts possession

Caleb Hickman (W/M, DOB 03/20/1995) – 50 counts possession

Jack Vincent Jameson (W/M, DOB 12/11/1988) – 170 counts possession

Travis Shane Ryan (W/M, DOB 08/08/1975) – 5 counts possession, indecent behavior with juveniles, computer aided solicitation of a minor

Jessie Comeaux (W/M, DOB 07/04/1982) – 5 counts possession

Jared Tyler Olivier (W/M, DOB 12/22/1995) – 25 counts possession

Kenny Ray Leday (B/M, DOB 12/29/1981) – 5 counts possession

Bonnie Magnon (W/F, DOB 12/15/1967) – 10 counts possession, 3 counts distribution

Roy Mouton (W/M, DOB 05/17/1977) – 3 counts distribution

Chad Edward Lassalle (W/M, 09/23/1974) – 3 counts possession

Mark Evans (W/M, 10/02/1960) – 3 counts possession

Jimmy Lee Jackson (W/M, 09/17/1978) – 6 counts possession

Roy Lee Mclean (W/M, DOB 10/24/1966) – 1 count possession

Patrick J. Manuel (W/M, DOB 05/23/1977) – 6 counts possession

Johnny Schalk (W/M, DOB 06/21/1966) – 50 counts possession, 2 counts sexual abuse of an animal

Jalen Anthony Walker (B/M, DOB 04/08/1992) – 2 counts felony carnal knowledge of juvenile, indecent behavior with juvenile, computer aided solicitation of a minor

Landry also advised that parents should take extra precautions with their children and closely monitor what they view online and who they communicate with.  

“Operation Broken Heart is also a reminder of how dangerous the Internet can be and how important it is for parents and guardians to be aware of what your children are doing and with whom they are communicating,” Landry said. “I encourage all to check out our office’s Be Smart With Your Smartphone brochure.”