LPSO News Blog
2/6/2014 by Brennan Matherne
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre reported the arrest of a Thibodaux man as part of an Attorney General’s Office investigation into child pornography. Blaine Granier (W/M, D.O.B. 12/31/89) of 4237 Highway 307, already registered as a sex offender, faces child pornography charges following the investigation.
At around 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 5, detectives and deputies with LPSO’s Sex Offender Accountability Program assisted a Louisiana Attorney General's Office Task Force Unit in executing a search warrant at Granier’s residence after an Attorney General’s Office investigation showed Granier had used the internet to search for, download and share pornography involving juveniles during a four-year period from 2009-2013. Investigators suspected Granier had visited sites and downloaded thousands of files with child pornography. During questioning, Granier admitted to viewing and downloading the files, but he also admitted to destroying and disposing of the hard drives containing the files.
Due to his admission and the evidence gathered by the Attorney General’s investigation deputies placed Granier under arrest and he was charged with two counts of attempted violations of LA R.S. 14:81.1 (Pornography Involving Juveniles). He was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux where he was booked on the aforementioned charges. He was subsequently released Wednesday night after posting $100,000 bond as set by Judge Walter I. Lanier, III.
Granier was arrested in 2011 for Pornography Involving Juveniles following an Attorney General’s investigation which also involved several other local agencies. He was convicted in 2012 and required to register as a sex offender for 25 years.
The investigations into Granier by the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office and the State Attorney General’s Office are continuing.