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Shreveport man arrested accused of distributing child porn

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John Arthur Foster (Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office) John Arthur Foster (Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office)
SHREVEPORT, La. -

On Thursday, investigators with the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations, the Shreveport Police Department and the Caddo Parish Sheriff's office executed a search warrant at the residence of 21-year-old John Foster of Shreveport. The warrant was the result of an ongoing Operation Child Watch investigation into the distribution of child pornography over the Internet.

While at the residence, investigators also discovered marijuana and a handgun.

Foster was arrested and booked into the Caddo Parish Correctional Center for 50 counts of possession of pornography involving juveniles, distribution of child pornography, simple possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

If convicted, Foster faces up to a $2,550,000 fine and from 255 to 1,000 years in prison without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.

The mission of Operation Child Watch is to rescue children from the potential abuse of child predators by targeting those individuals with sexually explicit images and/or videos on their computers. This is an ongoing effort, in cooperation with other law enforcement agencies.

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