LaPlace man arrested for possession of child pornography

Published 9:18 pm Friday, October 18, 2019

LAPLACE — A LaPlace man arrested in February 2018 for first degree rape of a juvenile faces new charges after further investigation, according to the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office. This week, Charles Persinger, 43, was charged with seven counts of possession of child pornography.

On February 15, 2018, juvenile detectives received a complaint that Persinger had inappropriate sexual contact with a juvenile on several occasions. Based on evidence gathered during the investigation, detectives obtained a judicial warrant, and Persinger was charged and arrested February 19, 2018 with first degree rape. Persinger bonded out of jail February 21, 2018 on a $500,000 bond.

An indictment for Persinger was subsequently obtained for additional charges – two counts of first degree rape.

During further investigation, detectives obtained and executed a search warrant and found several images of child pornography in his possession. Persinger was again arrested Oct. 16 and booked with seven counts of possession of child pornography (felony) (sex offense – registration required). He was released the same day after bail was set at $35,000 bond.