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December 07, 2020

70-Year-Old Mandeville Man Arrested For Child Exploitation

Attorney General Jeff Landry today (December 7, 2020) announced that his Cyber Crime Unit has made an internet crimes against children arrest in St. Tammany Parish.

"My Cyber Crime Unit continues to work tirelessly to investigate and arrest those producing, possessing, or distributing sexual abuse images and videos of children," said AG Landry. "We will not waver in doing all that we legally can to protect Louisiana's children."

Benjamin Terranova, age 70 and of Mandeville, was arrested and charged with 50 counts of Pornography Involving Juveniles Under the Age of Thirteen (possession) and two counts of  Pornography Involving Juveniles Under the Age of Thirteen (distribution). 

The arrest was a result of a joint investigation with the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security Investigations, and St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office. 

Terranova was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on December 4, 2020 with bond set at $400,000.00.

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