Currently held on a bond of over $70 million
Detectives from the Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit with assistance from the FBI New Orleans Division Child Exploitation Task Force, Homeland Security Investigations, Hammond Police Department, and the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office have arrested 23 year old Nicholas Paul Duvic of Hammond. Duvic has been booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on 300 counts of Possession of Child Pornography, 300 counts of Distribution of Child Pornography, 1 count of Production of Child Pornography under 13 years old, and 24 counts of Video Voyeurism. He is currently being held on a bond of over $70 million.
The undercover operation began in April when Detectives obtained information that child pornography was possibly being distributed from a residence in Hammond. On Thursday, June 22, 2017, SVU Investigators executed a search warrant at the residence. The search resulted in Investigators locating images indicative of child pornography which were downloaded and uploaded via the Internet.
Furthermore, during the search Investigators located numerous videos created by Duvic which had been filmed in various public and private locations he had access to in the Hammond area.
As part of the ongoing investigation, the priority for Investigators moving forward is to identify and notify potential victims. Due to the sensitivity of the investigation no further information will be released at this time. However, if you know Duvic and have any possible information pertaining to additional illicit acts carried out by him, please contact the Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit at 225-925-3720. Members of the public may also report suspicious activity by visiting http://la-safe.org/ and clicking the “report suspicious activity” link.