More details emerged in the arrest Friday of a Prairieville man who said he had a “fetish for infants” and now faces multiple counts of distributing child pornography.
Authorities began investigating Justin Landry, 34, after he shared files containing explicit images of children Oct. 6 with an undercover Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s detective, the agency said in a news release. The detective, Sgt. Aaron Verrette, was working online as a member of the Louisiana Attorney General’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task force.
Landry sent images of nude prepubescent girls ages 2 to 6, according to the statement. A video Landry shared shows a boy, approximately 7, having sex with another male. Authorities determined the pornography was being sent from Landry’s residence at 16366 Beech St. in Prairieville, the release says.
On Friday, ICAC agents carried out a search warrant at the home where Landry confessed to searching and downloading from the Internet child pornography over the past two years, the release says. The youngest child depicted was a baby, Landry told investigators, adding he “had a fetish for infants engaged in sexual intercourse,” according to the release.
Authorities seized Landry’s computer and will conduct a forensic examination of its contents.
Landry was booked into the Ascension Parish jail on 15 counts of distribution of child pornography and a count of being a fugitive from Plaquemines Parish on a child porn count. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison for each count, according to the release.