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JPSO: Amount of evidence, turnover explains child porn arrest 6 years later

Joshua Sullivan (Source: JPSO) Joshua Sullivan (Source: JPSO)
TERRYTOWN, LA (WVUE) -

It took almost six years to arrest a man who now faces 10 counts of child pornography. Jefferson Parish deputies say the delay wasn't due to a backlog of cases but to the amount of evidence.

JPSO says because the suspect was a photographer, the volume of evidence they had to go through was enormous. They also cited some turnover in the departments. But neighbors say all they knew was he kept to himself.

In 2012, Joshua Sullivan lived in the 600 block of East Nagara Circle. Neighbors say their quiet street hasn't changed much in the years since. People raise their families, wave and say hello. But some say they noticed something was "off" with Sullivan.

“I don’t remember seeing him walking in the neighborhood or anything,” Magdalen Naquin said.

Naquin said like many of her neighbors, she was stunned when she heard police arrested Sullivan on 10 counts of possessing juvenile pornography. Sullivan told many he was a photographer.

“It’s horrible," she said. "I don’t know why people have that kind of incentive to do something like that. It’s scary a little bit, but you're hearing that every day in one way or another.”

Jefferson Parish says they're still investigating the case, and more charges could come in the future. They wouldn't comment further.

JPSO says Sullivan took pictures of two girls under the age of 13, and Sullivan knew one of the victims.

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