An LSU student previously arrested on several child pornography counts was booked into jail again last week after authorities said new evidence showed the man photographed girls showering in a campus dormitory.
Andrew Paul Easterly, 18, faces multiple counts of production and possession of child pornography — including imagery of children younger than 13 — as well as counts of indecent behavior with juveniles, according to an LSU police report.
Acting on information from the state Attorney General’s Office, whose initial investigation into Easterly’s off-campus stash of child porn resulted in his Sept. 24 arrest, LSU authorities searched Easterly’s dorm room at Herget Hall and found a laptop, iPad Mini, external hard drive and a digital camera containing child porn, including proof that the student photographed underage girls showering at his dormitory at LSU, the document said.
Two 14-year-old girls, pictured in Easterly’s collection, admitted they accompanied Easterly to campus for the Sept. 19 LSU football game against Auburn University, after having met the young man who “seemed friendly” at a party, according to the report.
The girls said they drank alcoholic beverages Easterly served in his dorm room and that he’d made advances and inappropriate statements toward them that day, the document said. The pair lied to their parents about where they were sleeping that night, according to the report.
After returning to Herget Hall from parties that evening, the girls said, they took showers before going to bed, unaware that Easterly was photographing them, the police report said.
Surveillance footage of Herget Hall confirmed the girls’ account of their arrival at the dormitory and of Easterly following one of the girls from the showers, according to the statement.
Easterly, whose permanent residence is listed as 6335 Antioch Blvd. in Baton Rouge, faces two counts of production of child pornography; 12 counts of possession of child pornography under age 13; 11 counts of possession of child pornography; two counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile; and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.
Easterly was released Thursday from the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison after posting a $185,000 bond, according to jail records.