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Kenner man arrested for child pornography

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Jose Garcia Barillas, 45 (KPD) Jose Garcia Barillas, 45 (KPD)

Kenner, La.- Police arrested and charged 45-year-old Jose Garcia Barillas with one count of pornography involving juveniles in an ongoing internet investigation.

The investigation began when a Slidell Police Department detective, assigned to the FBI Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, was conducting an uncover internet operation in an effort to locate persons who possess, manufacture and distribute child pornography. 

Using the internet, the detective was able to connect to a file sharing program with Barillas' computer located in Kenner, where the detective was able to discover a publicly shared file that depicted child sexual abuse.   

Kenner Police obtained a search warrant and conducted a search at Barillas' apartment, located on Idaho Avenue. 

Detectives located Barillas at his apartment who admitted to using file sharing software to download music, music videos and child pornography.  

Investigators say Barillas' computer revealed several movie files depicting child sexual abuse, children engaging in oral sex with and adult male and other images of child sexual abuse.   

Barillas remains in custody at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center, where his bond has been set at $10,000. 

Police say Barillas is in the country illegally from El Salvador and additional criminal charges may be added to Barillas once a computer forensic exam is complete.

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