- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

GRETNA, La. (AP) - A Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s deputy has been arrested for allegedly possessing child pornography.

Authorities said Wednesday that 35-year-old Scott C. Cassard, of Terrytown, faces more than a dozen counts of possessing illicit images of children under the age of 13.

Attorney General Jeff Landry’s spokeswoman, Ruth Wisher, says Cassard was arrested Tuesday. The New Orleans Advocate reports Cassard worked as a bailiff for the sheriff’s office and was fired Tuesday.

Wisher says his arrest stemmed from an investigation led by the Attorney General’s Office Cybercrime unit and the sheriff’s office.

It was unknown if Cassard has an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

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Information from: The New Orleans Advocate, http://www.neworleansadvocate.com

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