Alvin Adams sentenced to 30 years for possessing child pornography

A Jefferson Parish judge on Wednesday (May 17) sentenced Alvin Adams to 30 years in prison for his conviction of possessing more than 800 pornographic images and videos of children.

A jury last week deliberated for about 25 minutes in finding Adams, 46, guilty as charged of possessing pornography involving juveniles under age 13.

Special agents with the Louisiana Bureau of Investigations found the illegal images and videos on Adams’ computer, which they seized in his home in the 3700 block of Bauvais Street in Metairie. The agents opened their investigation in August 2022, after receiving a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Adams saved the illegal images and videos in a folder on his computer desktop entitled “porn.” It contained sub-folders in which Adams saved the images by category.

A former Chalmette resident, Adams pleaded guilty in 2004 in St. Bernard Parish to indecent behavior with a juvenile. The Jefferson Parish jury that convicted him last week heard evidence about this prior conviction.

In announcing the 30-year sentence, Judge Frank Brindisi of the 24th Judicial District Court said “the trial and images left me speechless.”

Assistant District Attorneys Taylor Somerville and Piper Didier prosecuted the case.