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Former Northshore counselor, who specialized in treating kids, arrested for possession of child pornography

44-year-old Vivek Kannon, of New Orleans, was arrested on 100 counts of possession of...
44-year-old Vivek Kannon, of New Orleans, was arrested on 100 counts of possession of pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13, according to a report from the Office of Attorney General Jeff Landry.(Orleans Parish)
Updated: Sep. 9, 2020 at 4:17 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - 44-year-old Vivek Kannon, of New Orleans, was arrested on 100 counts of possession of pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13, according to a report from the Office of Attorney General Jeff Landry.

Kannon worked at Northshore Counseling-Wellness, “who specialized in treating children ages of 3 to 11 using, primarily, play therapy and art therapy,” according to the center’s website.

The arrest comes after a joint investigation between the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation and the NOPD.

He was booked into the Orleans Parish Prison.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding Kannan is asked to call the Cyber Crime Unit toll-free at 1-800-256-4506; callers may remain anonymous.

Updates will be provided here.

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