Baton Rouge man pleads not guilty to child porn, including ‘toddler erotica’

Baton Rouge man pleads not guilty to child porn, including ‘toddler erotica’
Kenneth Gaspard pleaded not guilty to two counts of possessing child pornography on Dec. 9, 2019. (Source: EBRSO)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A Baton Rouge man has pleaded not guilty to child pornography charges.

Kenneth D. Gaspard, 69, entered a not guilty plea to two counts of pornography involving juveniles during a hearing on Dec. 9.

Gaspard was arrested and released on bond on Aug. 14. Authorities alleged they found evidence of “toddler erotica,” according to an arrest warrant.

According to the warrant, the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office was first alerted about possible illegal activity by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

The report from NCMEC said a user with the email address lqqkn4girls@aol.com had “uploaded several images of child sexual abuse,” the warrant says.

Investigators say they linked that activity to a computer located in Gaspard’s home.

The arrest warrant details graphic images of young girls that investigators say they discovered during the course of their investigation.

A status hearing for Gaspard has been set for 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 28, 2020.

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