According to a media release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, detectives received information on April 22, about pornography involving a juvenile. They learned a 16-year-old boy sent a sexually explicit video of a 15-year-old girl, his ex-girlfriend, to multiple people. One of those people was Lashonda N. Richard, 39, of Lake Charles, who also forwarded the video to others. It was between April 26, and 27, when detectives learned two of the people who received the video, Alexis L. Richard, 19, 1758 St. John Street, Lake Charles, and a 16-year-old girl had posted the video on social media.

Warrants were issued for the arrest of Lashonda, Alexis, and both 16-year-old juveniles.  Between May 1 and 21, all 4 suspects were arrested.  Lashonda and Alexis were booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center.  Lashonda is charged with 3 counts of pornography involving juveniles; she was released on a $25,000 bond.  Alexis is charged with pornography involving juveniles, and contributing to the delinquency of juveniles; she was released on an $11,000 bond.  Both juveniles were booked into the Juvenile Detention Center.  The boy is charged with 3 counts of pornography involving juveniles and the girl is charged 1 count of pornography involving juveniles.

The two Richard women are not related.