U.S. Attorney’s Office
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December 1, 2015

Jacksonville Man Sentenced to 121 Months for Receipt of Child Pornography

RALEIGH—United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that today in federal court, Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced JASON LEE LEVESQUE, 42, of Jacksonville, North Carolina, to 121 months’ imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release.

JASON LEE LEVESQUE was named in an Indictment filed on March 3, 2015 charging him with receipt and possession of child pornography. On August 31, 2015, LEVESQUE pled guilty to receipt of child pornography.

On January 31, 2014, agents with the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force in Dallas, Texas successfully downloaded over 1,000 images of child pornography using peer to peer file sharing software from the defendant at his IP address. A subsequent search of computers and other devices from the defendant’s Jacksonville, North Carolina home revealed that LEVESQUE had downloaded over 1300 images of child pornography.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Carrie Randa represented the government.

This case was part of the Project Safe Childhood initiative, a national program aimed at ensuring that criminals exploiting children are effectively prosecuted by making full use of all available law enforcement resources at every level. For more information about this important national project, Project Safe Childhood, go to www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

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