On October 28, 2013 the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested 33yo Randy Allen Powell, white male residing at 101 Albritton Rd in Downsville, LA on federal charges of possession and receipt of child pornography. The arrest comes after a lengthy joint investigation by the FBI and the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office.
In 2009 Powell pled guilty to child pornography related offenses and was mandated to register as a sex offender. In 2012 Powell was found to be in violation of his sex offender registry requirements. Deputies obtained an arrest and search warrant for Powell and his residence. That arrest led to the successful federal indictment of Randy Allen Powell for one count of Possession of Child Pornography and two counts of Receipt of Child Pornography.
The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office is committed to investigation these types of crimes.
OPSO has a newly created “Special Victims Unit” which will investigation Internet Crimes against Children, Child Prostitution and other sex/human trafficking crimes, Sexual and Physical Abuse of Children and Elderly Persons, Fraud and other White-collar crimes, as well as Sex Offender Registration.
The Special Victims Unit will also provide free training to parents, teachers, and youth about the dangers of the internet, common characteristics of child sexual predators, warning signs to look for in your child, and how to utilize parental control features on computers, gaming consoles, cellular phones and other mobile devices.
Internet safety presentations can be scheduled for your school, church, or other civic organizations by contacting the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Investigtations Division at 318.324.2650.