ROUGE, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry
announced his office has extradited a
Jefferson Parish man to face Internet Crimes Against Children charges.
Timothy Becnel, 53 of Marrero, was arrested on September 30, 2020 in Grove City, Ohio and booked into the Franklin County Jail as a fugitive from Jefferson Parish. He was recently extradited back to Louisiana by the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation and charged with 60 counts of Pornography Involving Juveniles Under the Age of Thirteen (possession).
The arrest was a result of a joint investigation with the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation, Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, Homeland Security Investigations, and Grove City (OH) Police Department.
“I want to thank the Grove City Police Department and all our law enforcement partners for their assistance in this investigation,” said AG Jeff Landry. “My office and I are committed to protecting children from those who wish to exploit them.”
Timothy Becnel was arrested and charged with an additional five counts of Pornography Involving Juveniles (possession).