Morgan City man arrested for possession of child porn

Louisiaan State Police detectives, assisted by the St. Martin Parish sheriff’s investigators, arrested a 20-year-old Morgan City man Wednesday after they found several movies at his home depicting child pornography, according to a State Police news release.

Austin Vinning of Morgan City was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and booked into the St. Martin Parish Jail on Wednesday.

Earlier in February, detectives received information that indicated that Vinning was possibly in possession of child pornography. During an investigation, detectives were able to obtain information that showed Vinning was in possession of child pornography, the news release stated. Based on their evidence, detectives obtained a search warrant for Vinning’s home.

On Wednesday, detectives, assisted by the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office investigators, served the search warrant at Vinning’s home. During a preliminary search of Vinning’s digital media storage devices, detectives located several movies which depicted child pornography, the news release stated. Detectives also located marijuana and drug paraphernalia in Vinning’s home. He was placed under arrest without incident.

The case remains under investigation.

This case was part of “Operation Child Watch.” Its mission is to rescue children from the potential abuse of child predators who prey on the innocence of a child, according to state police.

State Police will continue to work closely with other law enforcement agencies to locate and arrest these individuals, the release stated.

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