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Jury Convicts Alabama Man of Downloading Child Porn at Covington Job

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Dec. 13, 2016

COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announced that a St. Tammany Parish jury has found Jason Yates, 39, of Grand Bay, Alabama, guilty of downloading multiple files containing child pornography at his Covington office three years ago. The jury returned the guilty verdict Thursday (Dec. 8) on five counts of possession of pornography of juveniles under 13 and two counts of possession of pornography involving juveniles.

Yates, who worked as a warehouse employee at a company that installed satellite dishes, faces from 10 to 40 years in prison when he is sentenced by District Judge William Knight on Jan. 5, 2017.

Yates’ crime came to light when the investigation division of the Louisiana Department of Justice (Attorney General’s Office) was alerted that files suggestive of child pornography had been downloaded to a computer at a Covington business. An investigation by Brian Brown, Lisa Maher, Brett LaBauve, and Alex Harris of the Louisiana Department of Justice led to Yates, who was alone in the office when the files were downloaded.

Assistant District Attorneys John Alford and Luke Lancaster prosecuted the case.

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