Man facing child porn charges now accused of raping infant - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Man facing child porn charges now accused of raping infant

Austin Gulledge (Source: Louisiana State Police) Austin Gulledge (Source: Louisiana State Police)
NEW IBERIA, LA (WAFB) -

A man already jailed on child porn charges is now accused of engaging in sexual activity with a baby.

Louisiana State Police reported Austin Gulledge, 32, of New Iberia, now faces an additional charge of aggravated rape. Troopers said they served hime with the arrest warrant Tuesday at the Iberia Parish Jail, where he remains locked up on the original charges of manufacturing and distributing child pornography.

If convicted of aggravated rape, he could be sentenced to life in prison.

Detectives with state police said they were provided with information on September 17 that Gulledge was in possession of child pornography and obtained a warrant to search his home.

The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana State Police and the FBI served the search warrant. They reported seizing various media storage devices containing more than 200 images depicting child pornography, as well as more than 20 videos depicting child sexual acts. 

Authorities added they also determined Gulledge was producing and distributing child pornography.

Both cases remain under investigation.

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