FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Detective Brian McGregor
Office: (504) 712-2252
Date: August 31, 2010
man arrested for possessing child pornography
- The Kenner Police Department and U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Fugitive Task Force
arrested Juan Morales, 47, earlier this morning (Tuesday, August
31, 2010) at this residence located at
4041 Arizona Avenue, in Kenner.
Morales was arrested and charged
with pornography involving juveniles (2-counts).
The investigation began on June 9, 2009,
when Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Agents (ICE) learned
Morales was purchasing child pornography from his home computer.
Agents interviewed Morales, who
admitted viewing and purchasing both adult and child pornography
from his home computer.
Morales’ home computer and
approximately 155 compact disks were seized from his home.
A federal search warrant was issued
for the forensic search of the home computer and disks seized.
As a result of the forensic search
approximately 8,097 images and 123 video files of what appeared
to be juveniles engaging in sexual activity and sexually
explicit images of juveniles were recovered.
The investigation was referred to the
Kenner Police Department who obtained a warrant for Morales’
At the time of this press release,
Morales remains in custody, no bond has been set.
Chief Steve Caraway encourages anyone with
information concerning this incident, or having information
regarding anyone exploiting children, illegally possessing or
selling child pornography, or online enticement of children for
sexual purposes, to contact the Kenner Police Department at
(504) 712-2222, Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111, or the
for Missing and Exploited Children cyber tip hotline at