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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 13, 2017

Jennings man pleads guilty to posting nude photos online of female victim

LAFAYETTE, La. Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that a Jennings man pleaded guilty Wednesday to posting nude photos online and threatening to post more photos of a female victim.

 

Christopher Redeaux, 21, of Jennings, La., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey to one count of interstate transmission of extortionate communication. According to the guilty plea, Redeaux obtained nude pictures of a woman with whom he had a relationship.  After their relationship ended, he threatened to publish the pictures on the internet if the woman did not provide more. After obtaining additional pictures, Redeaux posted some of the photos to Facebook using a fictitious account. He sent a friend request to the victim and her friends. The victim later encountered Redeaux at school, and he invited her to his dorm room where she rejected his sexual advances. Days later, Redeaux began to harass her through an online account and telephone calls. During their last conversation, he ended it by saying “Yup sending your pics.” The victim filed a complaint with McNeese State University Police on December 2, 2015. Redeaux was arrested on several state charges including cyberstalking, sexual battery and cyberbullying. Redeaux’s cell phone was searched and a folder containing the nude photos of the victim were found.

 

Redeaux faces up to two years prison, one year of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. The court set a December 6, 2017 sentencing date.

 

The FBI, McNeese State University police and the Greater Houston Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jamilla A. Bynog and T. Forrest Phillips are prosecuting the case.

Updated October 13, 2017