Port Barre man arrest on child porn possession charges

John Bertrand (Photo Courtesy: St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Department)

PORT BARRE, La. (KLFY) – A Port Barre man was taken into custody after an investigation found apparent child pornography on his computer and external hard drives.

On Thursday, John Bertrand, 33, of Port Barre, was arrested after agents with the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Cyber Crimes Unit, along with the Department of Homeland Security executed a search warrant at a residence in the 200 block of Virginia Elizabeth Avenue.

Multiple computer hard drives were found in Bertand’s room.

Sheriff Bobby Guidroz says an on-scene forensic preview of one of the hard drives unveiled hundreds of images involving children who’s ages range approximately 3 to 14 years old.

Bertrand was booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail on a Possession of Pornography Involving Juveniles charge.

 

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