FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 12, 2019
COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announces that Victor R. Loraso, 38, an attorney who lives in Covington, pleaded guilty Monday (March 11) to 26 child pornography charges. District Judge Martin Coady sentenced Loraso to a total of 20 years in prison.
Loraso pleaded guilty to four counts of distribution of pornography of children under 13 and one count of distribution of pornography of children under 17. He also pleaded guilty to 13 counts of possession of pornography of children under 13 and 8 counts of possession of child pornography under 17.
The investigation began in Canada in 2017, when police arrested an individual, seized his computer, and determined that he had been exchanging pornography with someone in the United States. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security then turned the investigation over to the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office, which tracked the pornography to a computer owned by Loraso. The computer also revealed online accounts, which Loraso admitted belonged to him, in which he was chatting with pedophiles about the desire to molest children.
The case was investigated by Brian D. Brown, Supervisory Special Agent of the Attorney General’s Investigation Division.
Assistant District Attorneys Elizabeth Authement and Michael Cochran prosecuted the case.