Shreveport attorney charged with second round of child pornography

    A Shreveport attorney has been arrested for a second time on charges tied to child pornography.

    68-year-old Brian Smith was originally arrested on February 9 after tips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children led investigators to 252 images of child pornography in Smith’s residence.

    Smith was on interim suspension from the Louisiana bar after bonding out to the amount of $100,000.  As part of his bond, Smith’s internet access was restricted.  His defense counsel filed a motion for modified bond restrictions, saying that he needed internet access for work.  While prosecution objected, the motion was granted and Smith was forced to buy a laptop configured for monitoring, submitting it for weekly inspections at the Bossier City Marshals’ Office.

    During a recent inspection, the Marshals’ Office found four additional images on the laptop.  The Caddo DA’s office has said they plan to file a motion to revoke his bond and remand Smith for trial.

    Smith could face a fine of up to $50,000 and five to twenty years in jail without parole if convicted.

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