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Attorneys for Chris Young issue statement on his child porn indictment

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

The attorneys representing Chris Young, a lobbyist for the alcohol industry, have issued a statement after Young was indicted on child porn charges. 

The statement, issued by attorneys Kyle Schonekas and Billy Gibbens, deny the allegations against Young.

The indictment says the 53-year-old, received two videos that showed pre-pubescent boys engaged in bestiality. 

Young is the brother of former Jefferson Parish President, John Young.

The indictment also says Chris Young is the part owner of a hotel in Costa Rica and that he got the videos from an associate in the country. It goes on to say that Young used his smart phone to share the videos with 38 different people. 

Young was charged with possession and distribution of child pornography.

The following is the statement released Sunday afternoon: 

Chris Young has never possessed or distributed child pornography. Regrettably, the government has chosen to prosecute him for forwarding an inappropriate video that was sent in jest. Mr. Young will respond to these charges in court at the appropriate time. There will be no further comment on this matter by Mr. Young or his counsel.

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