A multi-agency cyber crime investigation led to the Tuesday arrests of two Lafayette men accused in separate cases of possessing child pornography, the state Attorney General’s Office announced.
Authorities booked James Hinson, 66, of 614 Idlewood Dr., into the Lafayette Parish jail on 100 counts of possessing child pornography after searching his home and finding dozens of pornographic images of children under the age of 13, the Attorney General’s Office said in a news release.
Mathias Cormier, 24, of 102 Chaumont Dr., was booked on 14 counts of possessing child pornography.
Each man faces up to 40 years in prison on each count.
State Police, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Lafayette Police Department and the Lafayette and Plaquemine Parish Sheriff’s Offices were involved in the investigations.