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Entergy executive arrested on child porn charge

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Police have arrested an executive with one of Entergy's subsidiary companies in a child pornography investigation.

FOX 8 received this news release from the New Orleans Police Dept. Thursday afternoon:

Yesterday, New Orleans Police arrested 66-year-old Earl Frederic in connection with Possession of Child Pornography.

On Tuesday, Frederic's employer had discovered that Frederic had been downloading child pornography on his office computer and notified the NOPD. In a joint investigation by the NOPD Child Abuse Unit and the Attorney General's office, a warrant was obtained for Frederic's office where a computer and several thumb drives were confiscated. A search warrant was subsequently obtained for Frederic's residence where investigators confiscated additional evidence of child pornography.

Earl Frederic was arrested for Possession of Child Pornography and held on a $25,000 bond. Frederic has since posted bond and was released.

The Attorney General's office will conduct computer forensic examinations on the evidence confiscated. The initial investigation revealed numerous child pornography images.

Frederic is identified in the La. Secretary of State's filings as a vice-president of Entergy Technology Company, a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation.

Entergy Corporation issued this statement on Frederic's arrest:

These are extremely disturbing allegations, and the company is fully cooperating with authorities in their investigation. Entergy's internal monitoring software detected potentially inappropriate computer-related activity by an employee, and the company immediately alerted the New Orleans Police Department. Pending further investigation, the employee has been suspended, and his access to Entergy facilities and computer systems has been revoked.

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