Montz man will serve 10 years after pleading guilty to child pornography charges

A Montz man arrested in September of last year will serve 10 years of jail time after pleading guilty to 21 counts of possession of child pornography involving juveniles. 

James Kelly, 34, will receive credit for time served and must comply with sex offender registration statutes upon eventual release.  

His sentence will be served without benefit of probation, suspension or parole.  

James Kelly

Kelly ‘s Sept. 30, 2020 arrest came as result of a joint investigation with the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations and the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.  

“The possession, distribution, and production of sexual abuse images and videos of children are despicable crimes that impact victims forever,” said Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry at the time of Kelly’s arrest. “Every time one of these images or videos is viewed, the children are re-victimized.” 

Kelly has begun serving his sentence at Nelson Coleman Correctional Facility.  


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