Two Baton Rouge men arrested in online child pornography investigation _lowres

Andrew Easterly, 18

A 20-year-old Baton Rouge man pleaded guilty to a child pornography charge involving more than 300 sexually explicit images and videos of prepubescent minors and toddlers, federal prosecutors reported Wednesday.

Andrew Paul Easterly admitted in federal court Tuesday that he used his computer and other electronic devices in 2015 to upload images of children to an online social media website, which allowed his followers and other members of the public to access, view and share the sexually explicit images, acting U.S. Attorney Corey Amundson said.

Law enforcement officials recovered the devices Easterly used to store 300-plus images and videos of sexually explicit depictions of prepubescent minors and toddlers, as well as images produced by Easterly depicting minor victims in various states of nudity and intimate behaviors, Amundson added.

Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson will sentence Easterly on March 29. He faces significant prison time, Amundson said.

State child porn charges against Easterly were dismissed in September.

Easterly, a former LSU student, allegedly photographed a pair of 14-year-old girls showering at his campus dormitory in the fall of 2015, according to an LSU police report. Police alleged he served the pair alcohol and made inappropriate advances and comments toward them before surreptitiously photographing them while they showered.




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