Bossier City man arrested for child pornography facing more than 100 new charges

Crime

Beau Helms, 38. (Source: Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office)

BOSSIER CITY, La. (KTAL/KMSS) –  Over a hundred additional charges have been added to the case against a Bossier City man arrested last month on child pornography charges.

Bossier Sheriff’s Office detectives previously arrested Beau Helms on Oct. 21 on five counts of Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Images. According to the sheriff’s office, the forensic examination of his electronic devices as the investigation continues has uncovered hundreds of images and videos of child pornography.

Detectives say they also found sexual abuse involving animals on his devices and that they also were able to discover that he used his devices to solicit a sexual encounter with a minor under the age of 13. Of the hundreds of images and videos found on Helms’ devices, detectives were able to identify 16 known victims.

The latest discovery of evidence lead to the following additional charges:

  • 11 felony counts of Pornography Involving Juveniles with $25, 000 per count.
  • 6 felony counts Sexual Abuse of an Animal with a bond of $50,000 bond per count.
  • 107 felony counts of Computer-aided Solicitation of a Minor (Victim under 13 years of age) with a $1,200,000.00 bond for all counts.

The total bond for Helms is set at $1,275,000.00.

Helms remains held at the Bossier Maximum Security Facility and investigators say if anyone with information regarding crimes against children is encouraged to contact the Bossier Sheriff’s Office at (318) 965-3418.

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