A Gonzales man is behind bars after being charged with 40 counts of possessing child pornography.
A 32-year-old, Jason Owens was arrested Wednesday following a multi-agency investigation by the Attorney General's High Technology Crime Unit, Homeland Security Investigations, the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office and the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office..
Owens’ arrest occurred as a result of evidence found during the execution of a search warrant at his residence. He was booked into the Ascension Parish Prison without incident.
Owens is charged with violating a state law forbidding a person to produce, distribute, possess, or possess with the intent to distribute pornography involving juveniles. If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison on each count.
To report suspected cases of Internet crime, contact the Attorney General’s High Technology Crime Unit at 1-800-256-4506.