A Jefferson Parish jury deliberated about 25 minutes on Tuesday evening (May 9) in finding Alvin Adams guilty of possessing more than 800 images of child pornography.
Adams, 46, of Metairie, was convicted as charged of one count of pornography involving juveniles under age 13.
The Louisiana Bureau of Investigation opened its investigation in August 2022 after receiving a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Special agents were led to Adams’ home in the 3700 block of Bauvais Street.
Although the special agents had a search warrant, Adams refused to allow them inside his home. The special agents, in turn, had to breach a door.
On the desktop of Adams’ computer, the special agents found a folder entitled “porn.” Within that folder were numerous subfolders in which Adams saved explicit images by category. In all, the special agents found more than 800 explicit images and videos.
The jury heard that Adams, a former Chalmette resident, pleaded guilty in 2004 in St. Bernard Parish to indecent behavior with a juvenile, a crime arising from an incident that occurred the year before.
Through his attorney, Adams asserted that the images were manipulated, and that the state did not prove that the computer was his. However, Adams had lived at the residence alone for a lengthy period.
Judge Frank Brindisi of the 24th Judicial District Court is scheduled to sentence Adams on May 17.
Assistant District Attorneys Taylor Somerville and Piper Didier prosecuted the case.