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Christopher G. Young

A Baton Rouge lawyer who pleaded guilty in federal court in 2017 to forwarding videos of boys engaging in sexual acts with donkeys was suspended Monday for a year and a day by the state Supreme Court.

The high court made Christopher G. Young's suspension retroactive to Sept. 28, when it suspended him on an interim basis. Young must apply to the court to resume practicing law once he has served the suspension.

He is the brother of former Jefferson Parish President John Young.

Christopher Young, a former state liquor lobbyist, is currently serving a two-year suspension that U.S. District Judge John deGravelles imposed last April. The judge also fined him $5,000.

Young pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge that accused him of transmitting obscene images to friends, family and clients in 2013 and 2015.

He testified in the case that he forwarded the videos as a "crude joke." He also said he didn't believe the people in the videos were minors.

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