RANDOLPH ARD (“ARD”), age 62, of Kentwood, Louisiana, was indicted today for possession of child pornography. He was arrested November 22, 2017 at his home by law enforcement officers with the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation. ARD was in possession of several items that contained images depicting the sexual victimization of prepubescent children.
Court records also revealed that ARD was previously convicted in Tangipahoa Parish for pornography involving juveniles and indecent behavior with juveniles on March 6, 2013. ARD was on parole at the time of his arrest.
Due to his prior conviction, if convicted, ARD faces a mandatory minimum penalty of ten (10) years imprisonment up to twenty (20) years, followed by up to a life term of supervised release, and a $250,000.00 fine.