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

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Gonzales District Fire Chief on Child Pornography Charges

BATON ROUGE, LA - United States Attorney Walt Green announced today that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging KRISTOPHER JOHNSON, age 36, of Gonzales, Louisiana, with distributing and possessing child pornography in an ongoing investigation.

According to the Indictment, JOHNSON distributed child pornography via text messages on four different occasions between November 6 and 7, 2015. The Indictment further alleges that JOHNSON possessed child pornography which contained images of pre-pubescent minors and minors who were under 12 years of age.

This matter is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (DHS-HSI) and the Cyber Crime Unit of the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office, with assistance from the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office. The matter is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ryan R. Crosswell.

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 October 5, 2016