Assistant band director arrested for distribution of child porn - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Assistant band director arrested for distribution of child porn

Sixty five year old Robert McNamee was arrested after State Police,  Homeland Security and the Beauregard Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant at his residence.

 Police say they found child pornography on McNamee's computer as Sergeant James Anderson explains."There were images depicting sexual abuse of children. Anything that depicts harming children or that are pornographic in nature, will not be tolerated and our detectives will continue their efforts to look for people that have this type of thing on their computer," said Anderson.

 Beauregard school officials say the assistant band director worked for the school system for seventeen years, but that there is no indication of any improper activity with school children. "We know that he was employed by the Beauregard Parish School Board as a band director for some of the junior high schools in the parish. We have no reason to believe he had inappropriate contact with any children at this time," said Anderson.

The investigation is part of Operation Child Watch which aims to rescue children from potential abuse of child predators by targeting those with sexually explicit images or videos on their computers. "Operation Child Watch is an ongoing effort that Louisiana State Police and other law enforcement agencies are cooperatively engaged in order to go after these types of offenders," said Anderson.

School officials say they are cooperating fully with the investigation. McNamee's bond is set at $100.000.

Beauregard School Superintendent Tim Cooley says McNamee was an assistant band director at DeRidder Junior High and East Beauregard High.

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