PLAQUEMINES PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Two parishes work together to arrest a man accused of sharing child pornography via the internet.
Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested Christopher Hurson, 39, of Metairie on Friday and booked him with distribution of pornography involving juveniles. They worked with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office to make the arrest.
Investigators say on Feb. 2, 2015 Hurson shared two software files in Plaquemines Parish with an undercover detective. Authorities say the files contained a video of child pornography.
Detectives obtained a search warrant for his Martin Behrman home. They say during an on-scene forensic examination of Hurson's computer they found two child pornography videos, one of which was the same one shared with the undercover detective.
Hurson also faces drug charges. Deputies say during a search of Hurson's home they found methamphetamine, steroids and drug paraphernalia.
"The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office is utilizing advanced technology and sophisticated techniques to catch criminals who have no regard about victimizing children," Sheriff Lonnie Greco said. "We will continue to remain proactive in our undercover operations and effectively work with other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to capture those individuals who decide to commit these offenses."
Hurson is the second Metairie suspect arrested in just over a week for distributing child pornography in Plaquemines Parish. On March 19, detectives arrested Donyeal Allen Taylor, 34, of Taft Park was arrested and charged with two counts of distributing child porn.
Authorities say the two cases are not related.