A Norco man has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office and faces additional charges in Florida.
As part of assisting Florida in the investigation of Christopher Andrew Anderson, 24, of 15 Mary St., Norco, St. Charles deputies found the images and evidence indicating he may also have been soliciting images from other children.
Sheriff Greg Champagne said, “Anderson was found to be in possession of numerous pornographic images of juvenile females.”
The arrest was made after Anderson apparently expressed interest in kidnapping a 12-year-old Florida girl. Authorities say he sent the girl sexually explicit images and videos.
Anderson had identified himself as being from Louisiana and sent the images of himself to the victim. He then requested nude pictures of the victim along with expressing interest in the kidnapping, authorities say.
Law enforcement agencies in Florida asked the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office for assistance, which led to sexually explicit images being located at Anderson’s Norco residence.
“Anderson was found to be in possession of numerous pornographic images of juvenile females.” — Sheriff Greg Champagne
He is being held on $100,000 bond at Nelson Coleman Correctional Facility in Killona.
Anderson will be extradited to Florida where he also will face charges of online solicitation of a minor for sex acts and transmission of material harmful to minors by electronic device. Possible additional charges are pending based on forensic exams.