Nine men arrested in child pornography investigation

The Louisiana Attorney General’s Office announced Wednesday the arrest of nine men on child pornography counts stemming from an undercover investigation targeting child predators titled “Operation Blackjack.”

Additional arrests may be possible as the investigation continues, said David Ferris, section chief of the Attorney General’s High Tech Crime Unit. Ferris said the men, from parishes across southern Louisiana, appeared to be acting individually and not as part of a larger operation.

The investigation was conducted by agents with the Louisiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, according to Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.

Those arrested and the counts against them, according to a new release from Caldwell’s office, were: