Ferriday man accused of uploading files of children being sexually abused
Published 7:53 pm Sunday, July 24, 2022
FERRIDAY, La. — A Ferriday, Louisiana, man has been arrested for allegedly uploading digital files that contained children being sexually abused.
Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of Ferriday Police arrested 35-year-old Recardo Bates at his Ferriday residence on Friday.
A joint investigation of the CPSO’s Cyber Crime Unit and the Louisiana Attorney Generals office began on July 12 of a subject uploading child sexual abuse material in Ferriday.
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During the investigation, authorities identified Bates and a search warrant was obtained for the residence.
He was taken into custody Friday without incident and charged by CPSO with 24 counts of pornography involving juveniles.
As a result of the investigation, a total of 35 files were recovered involving the sexual abuse of children, 24 of those having been uploaded in Concordia Parish.
Further charges are likely, pending notification of other jurisdictions.