Trooper charged with production and distribution of child pornography

Jason Boyet, 41, of Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. [Image credit: Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office]

A law enforcement veteran of 20 years was arrested by his own on February 12th on a charge of producing and distributing pornography involving juveniles.


According to the news release issued by the Louisiana State Police,  the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit became aware of images being shared through an "online app." Through "investigative means" agents identified 41-year-old Jason Boyet as the individual behind the activity.

Boyet was interviewed and arrested without incident.  He was initially booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail but later transferred to the Lt. Sherman Walker Correctional Facility for holding.


In February 2018, the Slidell Elks recognized Boyet as "Trooper of the Year" during their Law and Order night for his work in removing nearly $2 million in narcotics from the streets.


Boyet has been with the Louisiana State Police since 2006.  He had previously served with the Georgia State Patrol and the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office.  He has been placed on administrative leave and all law enforcement property has been recovered.


The investigation is still ongoing and more charges are possible, according to the official release.


As the FBI has not made any statements about this case, it is possible that more charges will be filed and a press release will show up under Project Safe Childhood.