Louisiana Attorney General's Office

Source: Louisiana Attorney General's Office

Attorney General Jeff Landry, in a continuation of his promise to protect Northwest Louisiana, today announced the arrest of seven men for Internet Crimes Against Children. 

Waylon Brown, 21 of Plain Dealing, was arrested on 20 counts of possessing pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13 and was booked into the Bossier Parish Correctional Center.

Dustin Crow, 30 of Noble, was arrested on additional charges following his July 31, 2019 arrest for sexual abuse charges. The additional arrest were for 3 counts of indecent behavior with juveniles under the age of 13, 1 count of sexual battery under the age of 13, and 3 counts of first degree rape under the age of 13. Crow was booked into the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Leroy Hofmeister, 69 of Bossier City, was arrested on 1 count of possessing pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13 and was booked into to the Caddo Parish Correctional Center.

James Opie, 33 of Shreveport, was arrested on 1 count of possessing pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13. Opie, a school teacher and coach at C.E. Byrd High School, was booked into the Caddo Parish Correctional Facility.

Christopher Ritter, 47 of Bossier City, was arrested on 20 counts of possessing pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13 and was booked into the Bossier Parish Correctional Center.

William Talley, 38 of Haughton, was arrested on 5 counts of possessing pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13 and was booked into the Bossier Parish Correctional Center.

Grant Whippie, 28 of Bossier City, was arrested on 75 counts of possessing pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13 and was booked into the Bossier Parish Correctional Center.

Agencies participating in these arrests include the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation (LBI), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Louisiana State Police (LSP), Bossier City Marshall's Office (BCMO), Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office (BPSO), U. S. Marshall Service (USMS) and the Caddo Parish District Attorney's Office.

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