Authorities arrested a Gonzales man on 31 counts of possessing pornography involving juveniles, according to Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.

Everett Carter, 55, 12093 Roddy Road, Apt. 2, was arrested Dec. 11 after a joint investigation of the state Attorney General’s Office, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations and the FBI.

Carter was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail in Donaldsonville on a count of producing, distributing, possessing or possessing with the intent to distribute pornography involving juveniles, Caldwell said in a news release.

If convicted, Carter faces up to 20 years in prison for each count of child pornography.