48-year-old Anthony Sal Melancon, Jr. of St. Martinville has been sentenced to ten years in prison after the husband of a woman he was having an affair with turned him in for sending her child pornographic images.

According to court documents from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Melancon asked the married woman if she would have sex with him and a minor girl. He sent her a pornographic image via the internet of a prepubescent girl that he claimed he had performed sexual acts upon. Then Melancon asked her to send pictures of her minor daughter to him.

The woman's husband found the child porn on her laptop and called police, who used a search warrant that prompted Melancon to confess to sending the images. Melancon then pleaded guilty to distribution of child pornography in December of 2020.

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