BATON ROUGE – Authorities arrested three men -- two from Livingston Parish -- on charges of child pornography, state Attorney General Jeff Landry said Wednesday, Sept. 13.
Jessie Simoneaux, 25, of Denham Springs, was arrested on 15 counts of possession of sexual abuse images and/or videos of children under age 13.
Jacob Poche, 24, of Walker, was arrested on one count of possession of sexual abuse and/or videos of children and one count of video voyeurism.
Simoneaux and Poche were both booked into the Livingston Parish Detention Center following a joint investigation between the LBI, HSI, the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Walker Police Department.
Twenty-first Judicial District Court Judge Jeff Johnson set bond at $1.5 million on Simoneaux and $100,500 on Poche. a
In New Iberia, authorities arrested Paul Kleinpeter, 32, on 40 counts of possession of sexual abuse images and/or videos of children under age 13.
He was arrested and booked into the Iberia Parish jail following a joint investigation between the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation’s (LBI) Cyber Crime Unit, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office.
“The public must never forget that every time one of these videos or images is viewed, a child is re-victimized,” Landry said. “That is why my office will never waver in doing all that we can to bring child predators to justice.”