A West Monroe man has been arrested and charged with pornography involving juveniles, announced Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.
Joseph W. Ivey, 34, of 517 Martin St., was arrested Thursday as part of a joint investigation involving the Attorney General’s High Technology Crime Unit, Louisiana State Police, Springhill Police Department, Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office, F.B.I. Task Force Agents, and Quad City Cybercrimes Unit (Iowa). Ivey was booked into Ouachita Parish Jail.
Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has earned a solid reputation for vigorously monitoring, arresting, and prosecuting online child predators. The Attorney General’s High Technology Crime Unit has investigated thousands of computer crimes such as identity theft, Internet fraud, and cyber-stalking. Yet, most of the unit’s investigations have involved crimes against children – boys and girls ranging from the ages of six- months-old to 17-years-old. Investigators have said computer-facilitated child exploitation impacts children of all races and socio-economic levels. To report suspected cases of Internet crime, call 1-800-256-4506.