Bossier man found guilty of possessing child porn

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A Bossier Parish man has been found guilty of possessing child pornography after images were discovered on multiple electronic devices inside his home.

Following a four day trial, a jury found 43-year-old Russell Sullivan, of Princeton, guilty of 15 counts of Possession of Pornography Involving Juveniles. 

Agents with the Cyber Crime Unit of the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office conducted an undercover investigation and discovered an IP address registered to Sullivan that included files with terms commonly associated with child pornography. 

The Bossier City Marshall’s Office and the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office helped execute a warrant to search Sullivan’s home. 

Multiple electronic devices were seized from Sullivan’s home and submitted for a forensic examination.

Investigators later learned that Sullivan had downloaded and run multiple anti-forensic programs to erase evidence of child pornography. Despite the programs, agents were able to recover 15 images of child pornography. 

Bossier/Webster District Attorney Schuyler Marvin said, “Allie did an excellent job of presenting this complex case to the jury. Protecting our children from predators is an effort that I will not waver on.” 

Marvin added, “Our office is committed to aggressively prosecuting individuals that exploit children and will work tirelessly with our partners in law enforcement to protect children from these vile predators.” 

Sentencing for Sullivan has been set for June 25. 

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