Two Baton Rouge men arrested in online child pornography investigation _lowres

Christopher Waguespack

A 38-year-old Baton Rouge man has been convicted of possessing and distributing child pornography, acting U.S. Attorney Corey Amundson reported Thursday.

Christopher G. Waguespack shared more than 400 photos of girls ages 6 to 10, some partially undressed and some nude, a Louisiana Attorney General's Office affidavit alleged in 2015.

He also was accused of sending videos of girls ages 9 to 13 engaging in sexually explicit acts, the affidavit states.

Amundson said Waguespack used his computer to search for, download, store, categorize and share images of children under the age of 12 engaged in explicit sexual activity. He also took actions to conceal his misconduct and evade detection by law enforcement by using anti-forensic software, wiping software and encryption on his computer.

U.S. District Judge John deGravelles has not set a sentencing date. Waguespack faces a mandatory prison term of at least five years.

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