A Shreveport man is behind bars for allegedly molesting a two-year-old child.

Shreveport Police Sex Crimes detectives conducted an investigation on 44 year-old Kevin Gaines when evidence of suspected molestation was brought to their attention.

According to Cpl. Marcus Hines, spokesman for the SPD, detectives were tipped off to photographs that contained images of child pornography.

On April 12, 2016, Shreveport Police detectives were notified of the existence of photographs which possibly contained pornographic images of juvenile victims was linked to 44 year old Shreveport resident, Kevin Gaines of the 9000 block of Blom Boulevard. Detectives were able to make contact with Gaines at his residence, where he was detained by investigators. Upon transport to Shreveport Police headquarters, interviews with Gaines were conducted regarding his alleged involvement in the production of the images. Following subsequent interviews, information and evidence was gathered solidifying Gaines's alleged involvement in the production of the images and additional information that the images in discussion were that of a juvenile victim of two years of age. Gaines was booked into the Shreveport City Jail on the aforementioned charges.

Investigators are exploring the possibility of additional victims in the matter and are urging persons with any information on the crimes to contact Shreveport Police detectives at (318) 673-6955.

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