Posted: Apr 4, 2013 9:47 PM by KATC
On February 20, 2013, agents with the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations as well as U.S. Homeland Security executed a search warrant at the residence of 45-year-old Paul Gilbert Broussard, II of Lake Arthur. At the time of the search, computers were seized for a forensic examination.
Broussard was then arrested yesterday. During an interview with detectives, Broussard admitted to downloading child pornography. He was booked into the Jefferson Davis Parish Jail for possession of child pornography.
If convicted, Broussard faces up to a $50,000 fine and from five to twenty years in prison without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.
The mission of Operation Child Watch is to rescue children from the potential abuse of child predators by targeting those individuals with sexually explicit images and/or videos on their computers. This is an ongoing effort, in cooperation with other law enforcement agencies.