Shreveport Man Arrested for Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography
Published 2:30 pm Friday, December 10, 2021
Caddo Parish – On December 9, 2021, Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit (LSP SVU) arrested 28-year-old Joshua Turner. Turner was charged with possession of pornography involving juveniles (26 counts) and distribution of pornography involving juveniles (21 counts).
The investigation began in November 2021 when LSP SVU received information from the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office that a suspect, later identified as Turner, was sharing child sexual abuse material on social media. Based on information acquired from the investigation, a search warrant was obtained and executed yesterday by LSP SVU. LSP was assisted by the Northwest Louisiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Task force members from the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Marshals and Shreveport Police Department assisted. As a result of the search and evidence obtained, Turner was arrested and booked into the Caddo Correctional Center.
The investigation remains active and ongoing. There is no further information available at this time.
The LSP Special Victims Unit works to rescue and seek justice for the victims of crimes involving the exploitation of children and the trafficking of humans for sex or labor. The public plays an important role in identifying suspects accused of these crimes and is urged to report criminal or suspicious activity. The Louisiana State Police online reporting system is available to the public through an anonymous reporting form that is submitted to the appropriate investigators. The form can be found by visiting http://la-safe.org/ and clicking on the “Suspicious Activity” link.