On November 9, 2015, a St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office detective along with officers of the Attorney General's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force initiated an investigation into the distribution of pornography involving juveniles. While working in an official undercover capacity, the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office detective downloaded over 15 videos of child sexual abuse by way of a computer network. Over the course of the investigation, investigators identified Gerard Faucheux, 51, of Metairie as a suspect.
St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives obtained a judicial court ordered arrest warrant for Gerard Faucheux for distribution of pornography involving juveniles under the age of thirteen (15 counts). He is currently being held in the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center on other charges related to this investigation. Faucheux was booked as a fugitive from St. John the Baptist Parish.