Leesville man accused of child pornography possession

Elliot Richard Duke (Source: Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office)
Elliot Richard Duke (Source: Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office)

LEESVILLE, LA (KPLC) - A Leesville man is accused of child pornography possession, according to a news release from the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office.

Elliot Richard Duke, 27, has been charged with one count of pornography of a juvenile and one count of distribution of pornography. He remains in the Vernon Parish Jail, pending the setting of bond.

Vernon Parish Sheriff Sam Craft said on Tuesday, deputies received information about a suspect who was reportedly in possession of pornography involving a juvenile.

The Sheriff's Office, along with agents from the Louisiana State Police, searched Duke's home.

"During the search, agents discovered child pornography on the subject's computer. Upon this discovery, the computer was confiscated and taken as evidence," Craft said.

Craft said the investigation continues and other charges are pending.

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