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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Louisiana

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Baton Rouge Attorney Charged With Distribution And Possession Of Child Pornography

BATON ROUGE, LA - United States Attorney Walt Green announced today that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging CHRISTOPHER G. YOUNG, age 53, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography. 

According to the Indictment, YOUNG was the part-owner of a hotel in the country of Costa Rica, where he traveled frequently for business and leisure.  YOUNG allegedly received two videos depicting prepubescent boys engaging in bestiality from an associate in Costa Rica.  From 2013 through 2015, YOUNG allegedly distributed the child pornography videos to approximately 38 different individuals, on 33 separate occasions, through his smart phones. 

The case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  This matter is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Cam T. Le and René I. Salomon.

NOTE: An indictment is an accusation by the Grand Jury.  The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless adjudicated guilty at trial or through a guilty plea.

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Updated May 12, 2016