GM of Entergy subsidiary arrested on child porn charge
The General Manager of the Entergy Technology, based in New Orleans, has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography.
According to the NOPD, 66-year-old Earl Frederic was arrested Wednesday at his home. He later was released after posting a bond of $25,000.
Entergy Technology is a subsidiary of the Entergy Corporation, based in New Orleans.
According to an NOPD press release, "Frederic’s employer had discovered that Frederic had been downloading child pornography on his office computer and notified the NOPD. In a joint investigation by the NOPD Child Abuse Unit and the Attorney General’s office, a warrant was obtained for Frederic’s office where a computer and several thumb drives were confiscated. A search warrant was subsequently obtained for Frederic’s residence where investigators confiscated additional evidence of child pornography."
Following the arrest, Entergy released the following statement:
"These are extremely disturbing allegations, and the company is fully cooperating with authorities in their investigation. Entergy’s internal monitoring software detected potentially inappropriate computer-related activity by an employee, and the company immediately alerted the New Orleans Police Department. Pending further investigation, the employee has been suspended, and his access to Entergy facilities and computer systems has been revoked."