BATON ROUGE, LA (WVUE) - Joint law enforcement efforts have resulted in the arrest of two Louisiana men this week on child pornography charges.
David Aswad, who investigators say legally changed his name to David Black, was arrested Wednesday, Feb. 17. The arrest followed a joint investigation by the Attorney General's Cyber Crime Unit, Homeland Security Investigations, Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office, Shreveport Police Department, Bossier City Marshall's Office, and Louisiana State Police. An investigation was conducted into the possible possession of child pornography, which led to Aswald's residence.
An arrest warrant was issued by the Louisiana Department of Justice for Aswad for 38 counts of Pornography Involving Juveniles under the age of 13 years old. On Feb. 17, Aswad was arrested by the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office on the outstanding arrest warrant.
In a separate incident, Rolando Corral, 23, of Chalmette, was arrested Friday, Feb. 19. The arrest followed a joint investigation of Attorney General Jeff Landry's Cyber Crime Unit, Homeland Security Investigations, St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office and the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office. Prosecutors say the investigation revealed the possession of child pornography and executed a search warrant on the residence of Mr. Corral.
Based upon evidence located during the search of the residence, and statements allegedly made by Corral, he was arrested on 5 counts of Pornography Involving Juveniles. Corral was booked into the St. Bernard Parish Prison.