Mangham man arrested on 19 counts of Child Pornography

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Richland Parish Sheriff’s Investigators on Tuesday evening, June 21, 2016 arrested David Allen Punchard 46 years old of Mangham on 19 counts of Pornography Involving Juvenile ( Possession of Child Pornography).

This arrest is the result of a joint investigation involving, Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana Attorney General’s Office’s Cyber Crime Unit, Franklin Parish Sheriff’s Office and Louisiana State Police.

The investigation began nearly 4 weeks ago; with the investigation discovering 19 images of “child pornography” were recovered.  Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit was able to determine that these images involved children ranging in age from 4 years old to 14 years old. 

At the time of arrest, a search warrant was executed on Punchard’s residence.  The search resulted in the seizure of additional digital devices and/or intellectual properties.  The investigation is ongoing and the items of seizure will be analyzed by the Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit.

Sheriff Harrell stated, “These crimes involving children are horrific and heartbreaking.  I want to thank each agency and agent involved in this investigation.  I especially commend our Investigator, Wanda Vallery, as she has performed amazingly in working to protect and defend our children.”

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