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OPSO Special Victims Unit Arrests Suspect in Child Pornography Investigation

Resulting from an ongoing investigation by the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Special Victim’s Unit, investigators have arrested Tony A. Free, Jr., age 23, of Downsville, Louisiana. 

The investigation revealed the suspect allegedly engaged in inappropriate communications and sent inappropriate photographs to a Ouachita Parish juvenile. Tony Free is currently being held in Ouachita Correctional Center on one count of computer aided solicitation of a minor, one count of violation of a protective Order, and nine counts of pornography involving juveniles.

The suspects mother, Anita D. Free, age 52, of Downsville, was also arrested in connection with the investigation.  Anita Free was booked in OCC on one count of obstruction of justice. 

The Sheriff's office says the investigation is continuing.



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