Quitman Man Indicted On Child Pornography Production Charges
MONROE, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that a federal grand jury indicted Christopher Nixon, 21, of Quitman, La., Wednesday for production of child pornography.
According to the indictment, between February 1, 2012 and March 30, 2012, Nixon produced child pornography using a male under the age of 18. Nixon faces 15 to 30 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, and five years of supervised release for production of child pornography. He also faces forfeiture of the equipment used to produce and store the child pornography. A trial date will be set at a later date.
“This indictment was made possible by the tireless efforts of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and the public who provided information sought in this case,” Finley stated. “I would like to thank all who are involved and dedicated to halting the production of child pornography in this district. The damage to victims that these crimes inflict cannot be calculated. This office will continue to prosecute these cases to the fullest extent of the law.”
“This case shows anyone who produces child pornography can and will be held accountable for their criminal actions regardless of where in the world the investigation leads or how much time has passed,” said Raymond R. Parmer Jr., Special Agent in Charge of HSI New Orleans. “Sexual abuse scars children for life, and HSI will continue to do all it can to identify the perpetrators of these horrendous acts and seek justice on behalf of their victims.”
An indictment is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
Homeland Security Investigations, the Louisiana State Police, and the Jackson Parish Sheriff’s Office investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Earl M. Campbell is prosecuting the case.