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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office arrested a local man on 45 counts of pornography involving juveniles Tuesday.

The suspect was identified as 23-year-old Brandon Short. The sheriff’s office said the case was investigated by EBRSO, the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation Cyber Crime Unit, Louisiana State Police, and Homeland Security Investigations. Details of the investigation weren’t immediately available.

On Wednesday, EBR Schools confirmed Short was hired by the school district on August 2, 2021, to work as an itinerant teacher at Ryan Elementary School, clearing a background check on Aug. 5 of that year. School officials said he was placed on administrative leave on Aug. 5, 2022, following his arrest.

Short was booked into the EBR Parish Prison.