Church was originally arrested on Jan. 6, by State Police detectives for pornography involving juveniles.
Thus far, the investigation has uncovered 33 juvenile victims from Southwest Louisiana with the possibility of additional victims in Texas and other areas of Louisiana.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations and the Texas Rangers are assisting with the investigation.
During an interview, Church admitted to posing as a female by the name of “Hope Smith” in various chat rooms.
Church would engage in sexually explicit conversations with juvenile males via the chat rooms. Church enticed some of the juvenile males into sending sexually explicit photographs and videos of themselves by using a female persona.
A forensic examination of Church’s computer revealed various personas using the same technique of posing as a female and chatting with juvenile males.
The email identities that he used are listed below:
A link to the aliases used by Church may be viewed by visiting www.LSP.org and clicking on the “Sulphur Child Predator Investigation” link.
The investigation is continuing and Church remains in the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Center on $335,000 bond.
If you have any reason to believe that your child was a victim of Jamy Church or if you recognize any of the email addresses provided above, immediately contact Louisiana State Police detectives at 337-491-2903.
Detectives initially served a search warrant in Sulphur in reference to a peer to peer (computer file sharing) investigation initiated in Nov. 2010.
During the search, a laptop computer and several flash drives were located and discovered to contain sexually explicit pictures and videos of juveniles.
During an interview with detectives, Church admitted to downloading the images. He was arrested at that time for pornography involving juveniles and booked into the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Center.