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Natchitoches man arrested on multiple charges, including child porn and animal sex abuse

Christopher Aaron Stanfield
Christopher Aaron Stanfield(NPSO)
Published: Feb. 3, 2021 at 2:43 PM CST
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NATCHITOCHES, La. (NPSO) - A Natchitoches man has been arrested on multiple felony charges ranging from child pornography, narcotics, theft, identity theft and others according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Stuart Wright.

The investigation began back in May 2020 when Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Deputies contacted the NPSO Criminal Investigations Division reporting that they had arrested Christopher Aaron Stanfield, 33, of Natchitoches, for narcotics, weapon and property offenses.

During a search of Stanfield’s vehicle, Rapides deputies discovered a duffle bag containing several pieces of mail belonging to residents and businesses in Natchitoches and Rapides Parishes, even residents in the states of Texas and Arizona. Some of the mail contained personal and business checks, credit card numbers, bank statements and other private information commonly used in identity theft schemes.

Detectives obtained criminal arrest warrants for the arrest of Stanfield on 30 counts of mail theft and 11 counts of identity theft in Natchitoches Parish.

Stanfield had been released on bond in Rapides Parish pending the ongoing investigation, however, outstanding warrants existed for his arrest due to the current case. On October 6, 2020, detectives located and took Stanfield into custody without incident on the outstanding warrants while at Riverview Inn Apartments in Natchitoches.

Stanfield was transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center and charged with 30 counts of mail theft, 11 counts of identity theft and narcotics offenses.

A search warrant was also issued for the electronic equipment seized from Stanfield’s apartment. NPSO High Tech Crime Unit detectives discovered what appeared to be pornography involving juveniles on the device. Detectives say during a brief interview with Stanfield, he stated that he had been active on the “dark web” since January of 2020.

On January 25, LSP contacted detectives with the NPSO Criminal Investigations Division reporting that they collected and seized 513 images and 6 videos of child pornography involving children under the age of 12. Four images and one video of sexual acts involving animals were also seized as evidence.

Detectives then obtained additional warrants based on the findings of LSP and Bossier Marshal ICAC Task Force findings. On January 25, 2021, NPSO Detectives arrested Stanfield, while incarcerated in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center, on the new charges of 519 counts of pornography involving juveniles, one count of possession of pornography involving juveniles with intent to distribute and five counts of sexual abuse of animals.

Stanfield remains in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center with a bond set by a 10th Judicial District Court Judge at $884,000. The investigation is ongoing. The case will be presented to the Natchitoches Parish District Attorney’s Office for review and prosecution.

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