Troopers arrest Rayville man for distribution of child pornography

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Charles O’Neal

(7/26/18) Louisiana State Troopers have arrested a Rayville man for possession and distribution of child pornography.

In June 2018, investigators assigned to the Louisiana State Police Special Victim’s Unit began an undercover child exploitation investigation involving images/videos of child sexual abuse.  As part of the investigation, a search warrant was served today at a residence in Rayville by the Louisiana State Police, FBI Task Force Agents and the Richland Parish Sheriff’s Office.

While serving the search warrant, investigators found evidence indicating 23-year-old Charles O’Neal possessed images of child sex abuse.  During questioning, O’Neal admitted he downloaded and shared these images.

O’Neal was arrested on 20 counts of possession and distribution of pornography involving juveniles and was booked into the Richland Parish Detention Center.  His bond is set at $500,000.00.

The investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information about individuals engaged in the distribution or possession of child pornography is asked to call the Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit at 318-487-5099 or to report it online by visiting www.lsp.org and clicking the suspicious activity link.

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