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Major Internet Crimes Against Children Takedown in Lafayette Announced by AG Jeff Landry
10/11/2018

BATON ROUGE, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry's Office has arrested a Lafayette Parish couple on multiple charges of crimes against children.  

“The possession, distribution, and production of sexual abuse images and videos of children are despicable crimes that impact victims forever,” said General Landry. “Every time one of these images or videos is viewed, the children are re-victimized; so I remain grateful for the work by my office and our law enforcement partners to take child predators off our streets.”  

Rusty Quirk, 30 of Lafayette,
was arrested on 100 counts of Possession of Sexual Abuse Images/Videos of Children (under 13), 35 counts of Distribution of Sexual Abuse Images/Videos of Children (under 13), and two counts of Production of Sexual Abuse Images/Videos of Children (under 13).

Megan McCoy, 33 of Lafayette
, was arrested on 35 counts of Possession of Sexual Abuse Images/Videos of Children (under 13).

 

Both were arrested following a joint investigation by the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation’s Cyber Crime Unit, Homeland Security Investigations, the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office. Quirk was booked into the Lafayette Parish Jail, and McCoy was booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail.

General Landry asks anyone with further information on this couple to please call the LBI at 800-256-4506. Callers do not have to give their names.  

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