Ponchatoula man faces over 1,000 counts of possessing Child Pornography

PONCHATOULA, La. (KLFY) - Bond has been set for a Ponchatoula man charged with over 1,000 counts of possessing child porn.

State Police say Edd Scafidel, Jr., 59, was arrested for possession of pornography involving juveniles.

An investigation began in November after agents with the FBI New Orleans Child Exploitation Task Force received a tip related to the possession.

Several electronic devices were seized from Scafidel's home.

He was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on a $25 million bond.

Officials say federal charges are pending.

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