BATON ROUGE, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Cyber Crime Unit has
arrested two St. Tammany Parish men on multiple child exploitation
“On the heels of Operation Broken Heart, our office has arrested two more alleged predators,” said General Landry. “With the assistance of our law enforcement partners, we will bring to justice those who sexually exploit our children in any way.”
Christopher Yates, 39 of Slidell, was booked on 30 counts of Sexual Abuse Images/Videos of Children (under the age of 13), one count of Sexual Abuse Images/Videos of Children, one count of Indecent Behavior with Juveniles, one count of Computer Aided Solicitation of a Minor, and one count of Video Voyeurism. Yates was arrested and booked into the St, Tammany Parish Prison following a joint investigation between the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation’s (LBI) Cyber Crime Unit, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Slidell Police Department.
Derrick Lockhart, 40 of Covington, was booked on two counts of Sexual Abuse Images/Videos of Children, two counts of Indecent Behavior of Juveniles, and one count of Computer Aided Solicitation of a Minor. Lockhart was arrested and booked into the St. Tammany Parish Prison as a fugitive from Tangipahoa parish, where he resided. This arrest was a joint investigation between the LBI’s Cyber Crime Unit and the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office.
“As I mentioned before, we have seen a rise in offenders moving from virtual cyber crimes to hands on child sex offenders,” said General Landry. “This is a very serious concern and our office will continue to investigate and arrest these types of perpetrators.”
General Landry’s Cyber Crime Unit has investigated thousands of computer crimes that have victimized children from infants to 16 years of age. To report child exploitation, call the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation at 800-256-4506.