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Ex-sheriff’s office bailiff sentenced in child porn case

November 16, 2018

GRETNA, La. (AP) — Court records show that a former bailiff in Louisiana has pleaded guilty to one count of possession of pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13.

Nola.com/The Times-Picayune reports that 37-year-old Scott Cassard enter the plea Thursday. The former Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office bailiff was sentenced to 15 years in prison and ordered to serve the entire sentence without the benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence.

Cassard was first arrested in May 2016 and booked with 13 counts of possession of child pornography following an investigation by the Louisiana Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit. Authorities say agents found sexually explicit images of children on a computer linked to Cassard.

The sheriff’s office fired Cassard on the same day he was arrested.

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Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com

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