State Police arrest Basile resident for child pornography

Courtesy State Police Troop D
Courtesy State Police Troop D

BASILE, LA (KPLC)- New charges have been brought against 22 year old Darris Fontenot of Basile by State Police.

Investigators say Fontenot solicited sex from a 15-year-old female through text messages.

This is after detectives arrested Fontenot upon discovering child pornography on a laptop at his home.

Fontenot admitted to downloading child pornography.  He was arrested for pornography involving juveniles (LRS 14:81.1) and booked into the Evangeline Parish jail.

This arrest is part of the ongoing program called Operation Child Watch.  The purpose of this program is to rescue children from the potential abuse of child predators who prey on the innocence of a child.  Louisiana State Police Superintendent Colonel Michael Edmonson believes strongly in this effort and stated, "The State Police stands firm with proactive efforts deploying every available resource to intercept and arrest those who choose to engage in this type of illegal activity.  Louisiana law enforcement will continue to unite in this task of eradicating these types of crimes from our community."

-Press release from the Louisiana State Police.

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