Pornographer pleads guilty in Caddo District Court

All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

A Shreveport photographer accused of pornography involving juveniles pleaded guilty in Caddo District Court on June 7 before Judge Ramona Emanuel. His plea encompassed three counts of pornography involving youths.

Mitchel S. Solice, 60, a well-known portrait photographer for local schools, admitted to photographing, videotaping, filming or otherwise reproducing visually sexual performances involving a victim under age 17. Solice stated he did not take the images but that they were located and found on his computer system.

Solice was sentenced to five years at hard labor on each of the three counts, with the sentences to run consecutively for a total of 15 years. Solice must register as a sex offender for 15 years upon his release.

Solice was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Brittany Arvie. He was defended by Angelo Piazza III.