Two Baton Rouge men were arrested Thursday in two separate online child pornography investigations by the cyber crimes unit of the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office.
Andrew Easterly, 18, and Christopher Waguespack, 36, each face counts of pornography involving a juvenile.
Easterly, who was found masturbating to an explicit image of a child when investigators approached him, was additionally accused of video voyeurism, according to jail records.
Cyber crimes agents allege that on May 5, Waguespack shared 412 photos of girls ages 6 to 10, some partially undressed and some nude, according to an Attorney General’s affidavit. Waguespack is also accused of sending videos of girls ages 9 to 13 engaging in sexually explicit acts, the document says.
Computers in Waguespack’s residence were actively searching for child pornography using BitTorrent software, a means of transferring large files over peer-to-peer networks, the affidavit alleges.
Easterly admitted to searching for, saving and distributing inappropriate images of children under the age of 13, a separate Attorney General’s Office affidavit says.
Easterly, of the 6300 block of Antioch Boulevard, and Waguespack, of the 11000 block of Rue de Toni, were booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.