AG Jeff Landry issues statement after Baton Rouge man is convicted on child sex crimes

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- Attorney General Jeff Landry issued a statement after James Fontenot was convicted on child pornography charges.

Here is the statement:

“Child pornography is a heinous crime that inflicts lifelong damage to its victims. My office and I are committed to investigating, arresting, and prosecuting those who exploit children. I commend my Assistant Attorneys General Stephen Martin and Jeff Traylor for their exceptional prosecutorial work to convict James Fontenot. This conviction should serve as a reminder of the justice waiting for the despicable criminals producing, distributing, and possessing sexual abuse images and videos of children.”

Fontenot, who faces a minimum of 10 years in prison, is expected to be sentenced on August 24.

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