73-year-old Slidell man booked for 500 counts of possessing child pornography

SLIDELL, La. (WGNO) – A 73-year-old Slidell man is accused of having more than 31 terabytes (that’s more than 31,000 gigabytes) of child pornography at his home.

Lanier Lively photo courtesy Louisiana State Police

Lanier Lively photo courtesy Louisiana State Police

According to State Police, detectives began investigating Lanier Lively in April after they learned he was sharing explicit pornographic files involving juveniles on the Internet.

State Police and U.S. Homeland Security investigators searched Lively’s home Monday and found 23 electronic devices storing more than 31 terabytes of suspected child pornography.

Lively was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on 500 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of distribution of child pornography.

State Police encourages anyone with additional information on Lively or other crimes against children to contact the Louisiana State Police at 1-800-434-8007 or file a complaint online.