7 arrested in Louisiana for alleged crimes against children

7 arrested in Louisiana for alleged crimes against children
Jail bars (Source: KLTV)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office has arrested seven men for child pornography and other crimes against children.

Tomas Gabriel Chox-Lopez, 20, illegally residing in Lake Charles, was arrested on seven counts of possessing pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13. Chox-Lopez was previously deported and illegally returned to this country. A detainer has been placed on Chox-Lopez by HSI.

Tomas Gabriel Chox-Lopez, 20
Tomas Gabriel Chox-Lopez, 20 (Source: Louisiana Attorney General's Office)

Byron Brown, 43 of Houma, was arrested on 61 counts of possessing pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13. Further investigation revealed Brown to be in communication with a third party in Pennsylvania regarding their mutual sexual interest in children and facilitating the sexual abuse of an identified child in Pennsylvania.

Byron Brown, 43
Byron Brown, 43 (Source: Louisiana Attorney General's Office)

Robert Edmondson, 47, of Lake Charles, was arrested on 22 counts of possessing pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13. Edmondson, a registered sex offender, has additional charges pending.

Robert Edmondson, 47
Robert Edmondson, 47 (Source: Louisiana Attorney General's Office)

Mark Keefe, 37, of Leesville, was arrested on 200 counts of possessing pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13.

Mark Keefe, 37
Mark Keefe, 37 (Source: Louisiana Attorney General's Office)

Nery Enrique Moreno Orellana, 45, of Lake Charles, was arrested on 2 counts of possessing pornography involving juveniles under 13 and 2 counts of possession pornography of juveniles over the age of 13.

Nery Enrique Moreno Orellana, 45
Nery Enrique Moreno Orellana, 45 (Source: Louisiana Attorney General's Office)

George Wannage, 26, of Iowa, was arrested on 14 counts of possessing pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13.

George Wannage, 26
George Wannage, 26 (Source: Louisiana Attorney General's Office)

Michael Reynolds, 55 of Slidell, was arrested on 51 counts of possessing pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13, 20 counts of producing pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13, 2 counts of first-degree rape of a juvenile under the age of 13, five counts of molestation of a juvenile under the age of 13 and one count of oral sexual battery of a juvenile under the age of 13.

Michael Reynolds, 55
Michael Reynolds, 55 (Source: Louisiana Attorney General's Office)

Reynolds took in foster children and other people in need over many years. More unidentified victims are believed to exist, and of them some abused as children would now be in their 20s.

General Landry encourages anyone with information regarding Reynolds to contact the LBI toll-free at 1-800-256-4506. Callers may remain anonymous.

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