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Downsville man arrested for child molestation

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OUACHITA PARISH (KNOE 8 News) - A Downsville man is in jail after an investigation of a website that traffics in child pornography.

52-year-old Michael Golden was arrested on Thursday for two counts of child molestation.

The investigation was led by Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations and Homeland Security Investigations.

During the course of the investigation, investigators were able to link Golden to an account on a website that is used to trade child pornography. During questioning Golden admitted to his involvement on the website. Golden also confirmed to investigators that he had another account on the same website and he is in communication with other members of the website. Through investigative techniques investigators were able to uncover evidence of Golden molesting two young children while they were in his care.

Golden was booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center. If convicted on all charges, Golden faces up to 198 years in prison and must serve 50 years without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence.

This investigation is ongoing and the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations is continuing to work with Homeland Security Investigations regarding the case.

If citizens have information on suspicious activities, the Louisiana State Police online reporting system is available to the public through a convenient and secure reporting form. Citizens can access the form by visiting www.lsp.org and clicking the Suspicious Activity link. That form is then submitted anonymously to the appropriate investigators.

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