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UPDATE: Arraignment Scheduled for Suspect Indicted on Child Pornography Charge

Arraignment is set for the Jackson Parish man indicted on child pornography charges.
Chris Nixon
Chris Nixon
Chris Nixon
Chris Nixon
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UPDATE: Arraignment is set for the Jackson Parish man indicted on child pornography charges.

The arraignment is set for February 3.

Nixon was indicted last week by a federal grand jury.

The indictment alleges between Feb. 1 and March 30, Christopher Nixon made child pornography using a male under the age of 18.

Nixon faces 15 to 30 years in prison if he's convicted.


UPDATE January 16 5:30 p.m.: 
A federal grand jury has indicted a Jackson Parish man for the production of child pornography.

The indictment alleges between Feb. 1 and March 30, Christopher Nixon made child pornography using a male under the age of 18.

A trial date has not been set.

Walt Caldwell, the attorney appointed to represent Nixon, didn't have a comment in reference to the indictment.

Nixon faces 15 to 30 years in prison if he's convicted.




UPDATE Thursday 10:15 a.m. :  
A detention hearing for the man suspected of being a child predator, was waived this morning.

Chris Nixon will continue to be held in custody due to probable cause.

Ouachita Parish Police Jury member Walt Caldwell was appointed as Nixon lawyer.
Caldwell said he was not able to comment on the case at this time.

Chris Nixon was arrested by ICE authorities Monday, four hours after an alert had been put out.

Investigators have confirmed at least two child victims in the case.

Authorities believe Nixon made the video in 2012 - but they were not seen by law enforcement until recently --- when another child predator was caught with the videos on his computer.

No new court date has been set; bond has not been set.

Nixon is being held in the Union Parish Jail.



UPDATE: 
Chris Nixon, the man arrested, suspected of being a child predator, has a detention hearing Thursday morning in federal court.



UPDATE (Tuesday, Dec. 17):
Jackson Parish Sheriff Andy Brown says Chris Nixon was arrested by ICE authorities Monday.

Investigators have confirmed at least two child victims in the case.

Nixon is being held in the Union Parish Jail. The Jackson Parish Jail does not house Federal suspects.

KTVE/KARD reached out to the U.S. Attorney's office for additional information. U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley issued this statement: "An initial appearance hearing was held today in the case of the United States v. Christopher R. Nixon". 




UPDATE:


The manhunt for a "John Doe," a suspected child predator in northern Louisiana, ended late Monday, less than four hours after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) issued a public appeal for information about his identity and whereabouts.

“John Doe” was arrested Monday evening at a residence near Jonesboro after HSI received nearly 50 tips from the public via the HSI Tip Line.

The arrest warrant for “John Doe” was signed Monday in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. At that time, HSI had no information about the identity of the suspect, but based upon GPS data in two child pornography videos, investigators believed he lived in or traveled to the Jonesboro area.

All details about the arrest and the identity of “John Doe” are being withheld pending his initial appearance in federal court.

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SHREVEPORT, La. - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) urgently seeks the public’s help to identify a suspected child pornography producer, and rescue at least one child victim, evidence indicates might be living in the local area.

HSI Shreveport obtained a “John Doe” arrest warrant Monday in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana for the unknown suspect. HSI has evidence the suspect and/or victim might live in, or travel to, the Shreveport and/or Jonesboro areas.

HSI special agents investigating the case believe “John Doe,” an adult male, produced two child pornography videos using a smartphone in which he recorded himself engaging in sexual contact with a prepubescent minor between 6 and 10 years old.

Canadian law enforcement officials discovered the two videos in May during a search warrant for a child exploitation investigation there. After forensic examination of the files in that predator’s collection, Canadian investigators discovered two child pornography videos with GPS coordinates embedded in the files indicating they were taken in Jonesboro. The two videos, recorded Feb. 29, 2012, and March 2, 2012, were forwarded to HSI Shreveport for further investigation.

HSI Shreveport investigators were unable to identify the suspect using traditional investigative means and now request the public’s assistance.

“John Doe” is believed to be approximately 18 to 20 years old, has pale skin with straight dark-brown hair over the ears, and light blue or green eyes.

In addition to public appeals, HSI Shreveport has distributed the “John Doe” information and photos to fellow law enforcement agencies and to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in a unified effort to find the perpetrator and rescue the child.

HSI requests that anyone with information about this person contact the agency immediately by calling the 24-hour HSI Tip line at 1-866-DHS-2ICE. The public can also submit an online tip at www.ice.gov/tips/ or by downloading the Operation Predator smartphone app and submitting a tip via the app.

All tips will remain anonymous. Individuals should not attempt to apprehend the suspect personally.

This investigation is being conducted under HSI’s Operation Predator, an international initiative to protect children from sexual predators. Since the launch of Operation Predator in 2003, HSI has arrested more than 10,000 individuals for crimes against children, including the production and distribution of online child pornography, traveling overseas for sex with minors, and sex trafficking of children. In fiscal year 2013, more than 2,000 individuals were arrested by HSI special agents under this initiative.

HSI encourages the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity through its toll-free Tip Line at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE or by completing its online tip form. Both are staffed around the clock by investigators. Suspected child sexual exploitation or missing children may be reported to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, an Operation Predator partner, via its toll-free 24-hour hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST.

For additional information about wanted suspected child predators, download HSI’s Operation Predator smartphone app or visit the online suspect alerts page.

HSI is a founding member and current chair of the Virtual Global Taskforce, an international alliance of law enforcement agencies and private industry sector partners working together to prevent and deter online child sexual abuse.
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