UPDATE: Former Louisiana officer pleads guilty in child porn case

BREAUX BRIDGE, La. (LSP) - UPDATE (1/24/18): A federal prosecutor says a former Breaux Bridge police officer has pleaded guilty to receiving sexually explicit images.

U.S. Attorney Alexander Van Hook says in a Tuesday news release that 29-year-old Craig David Jr. pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Patrick Hanna to one count of receiving child pornography. The plea will become final when accepted by U.S. District Judge Maurice Hicks.

Van Hook’s news release says David received child pornography starting in January 2017 using an electronic device. He could be sentenced to up 20 years in prison.

An affidavit from an FBI agent, filed in federal court, says the investigation began when state police received a call from the Breaux Bridge police chief regarding allegations against David.


ORIGINAL STORY: Louisiana officer arrested for carnal knowledge, other charges

Shortly before 5:00 pm on September 21, 2017, Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations/Lafayette Field Office (LSP LFO) arrested 29 year old Craig David, a police officer with the Breaux Bridge Police Department.

He was charged with carnal knowledge of a juvenile, computer aided solicitation of a minor, and malfeasance in office.

In September of this year, Breaux Bridge Police Chief Rollie Cantu contacted LSP Detectives regarding an alleged sexual misconduct with a 16 year old juvenile by one of his officers. Through their investigation, LSP Detectives were able to determine the alleged misconduct started as early December 2016.

Based on information obtained from the investigation, investigators were able to secure an arrest warrant for David. He was arrested and booked into the St. Martin Parish Detention Center.

The investigation remains active and ongoing.

The Louisiana State Police online reporting system is also available to the public through a convenient and secure reporting form that is submitted to the appropriate investigators. Citizens can access the form by visiting www.lsp.org and clicking the Suspicious Activity link.

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