Larry Caillier II, son of former Opelousas Police Chief Larry Caillier, was indicted for production and possession of child pornography and attempt to coerce a minor to engage in criminal sexual acts, acting U.S. Attorney William J. Flanagan announced Wednesday. Caillier, 32, a former Opelousas High teacher who once served as an Opelousas city alderman, has been ordered detained pending trial after his arrest on Feb. 26. He is scheduled for a March 16 initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Patrick J. Hanna.

Caillier is charged in a three-count indictment with production of child pornography, using a facility in interstate commerce to attempt to coerce a minor to engage in criminal sexual acts, and possession of child pornography. If convicted of production of child pornography, Caillier could face a maximum sentence of 30 years and a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both. Child pornography is punishable by a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both. If convicted of using a facility in interstate commerce to attempt to coerce a minor to engage in criminal sexual acts, Caillier could face a maximum penalty of life in prison and a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison.

The case was investigated by U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys John Luke Walker and J. Collin Sims.

 

To post a comment, please log into your IND account. If you do not have an account, click the "register" button to create one. Facebook comments can be used as an alternative to creating an account at theIND.com.

LA LA Land
Advertisement

Read the Flipping Paper!

Click Here for the Entire Print Version of
IND Monthly
Advertisement
Advertisement