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Basile man arrested on child pornography charges

Posted at 8:01 AM, Jun 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-28 09:05:47-04

State Police say an Evangeline Parish man has been arrested after he was allegedly found to be in possession of child porn.

Chad T Manuel
Chad T Manuel

Troopers say 49-year-old Chad T. Manuel of Basile was arrested on Thursday, June 27 on charges related to possession and possible production of images of child pornography

An investigation began earlier this week after troopers say they received a complaint that Manuel was allegedly involved in voyeurism and the possible production of child porn. A warrant was obtained on Thursday and a search of Manuel’s residence allegedly uncovered child porn images.

Those images, according to troopers, were found buried in containers of concrete that Manuel allegedly attempted to destroy and hide from investigators.

Manuel was arrested and booked into the Evangeline Parish Jail on the following charges:

  • Pornography involving juveniles (3 counts)
  • Obstruction of justice (3 counts).

The investigation is ongoing.

The LSP Criminal Investigations Division – Breaux Bridge Field Office and the LSP Technical Support Unit assisted in this case.