Operation Broken Heart, a specialized program targeting internet predators, netted 51 arrests across the state.

Two of the arrests were north Louisiana residents.

 42 year-old Jeremy Hobson of Haughton was charged with two counts of pornography of a juvenile, and Claudis Turnbow of Monroe was arrested for 12 counts of pornography of a juvenile.

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry held a press conference announcing the success of of the operation today.

Operation Broken Heart is conducted by a group of investigators call the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force or the "ICAC" for short.

It is compromised of 155 state and local law enforcement agencies

"Every crime there is a victim. And in these crimes the victim is a child," said Landry in a press conference today. "One picture or video equals one time that a child is victimized and unfortunately we have seen that a high percentage of the men that engage in child pornography end up putting their hands as abusers"

This operation occured over the course of two months, from April 1st to May 31st.

Charges ranged from possession, distribution, production of sexual abuse images and videos of children, to solicitation of a minor.

This is the fourth Operation Broken Heart to take place in Louisiana, and is part of a national task force compromised of 60 coordinated task forces across the county.

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