Grand Jury Indicts Four Individuals on Federal Child Pornography Charges
BATON ROUGE, LA—United States Attorney Walt Green announced today that combined federal, state, and local efforts to combat child pornographers has resulted in a federal grand jury returning indictments in four different matters involving federal child pornography offenses. If convicted, each defendant could face significant incarceration, fines, restitution, forfeiture, and supervised release following imprisonment.
The following individuals have been indicted:
- PIERRE A. MOOSEBROKER, JR., age 46, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is charged with possession of child pornography and forfeiture.
- EVERETT EUGENE CARTER, age 56, of Gonzales, Louisiana is charged with transportation of child pornography, possession of child pornography, and forfeiture.
- BRANDON L. HUNT, age 26, of Denham Springs, Louisiana is charged with distribution of child pornography, possession of child pornography, and forfeiture.
- BRIAN SCHALLER, age 42, of Denham Springs, Louisiana is charged with distribution of child pornography, possession of child pornography, and forfeiture.
U.S. Attorney Green stated: “Today’s indictments reflect the continuing commitment by this office, together with our federal, state, and local partners, to aggressively pursue those who contribute to the sexual exploitation of our children. I commend the excellent work of the federal, state, and local agencies who worked closely together on these important cases.”
“Those who prey on our most vulnerable citizens must recognize that it is our priority to stop them and to eliminate this scourge on our society,” Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said. “Through the collaborative efforts of state, federal and local law enforcement agencies, we are working to bring child predators to justice and make Louisiana safer.”
These matters were investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cyber Crime Unit and the Criminal Division of the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office, the Baton Rouge Police Department, with assistance from the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney’s Office, the Ascension Parish District Attorney’s Office, and the Livingston Parish District Attorney’s Office. These cases are being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Cam Le and Chris Dippel.
These federal charges are part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative by the U.S. Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute those who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. Click on the “Resources” tab for information about Internet safety.
NOTE: An indictment is an accusation by the Grand Jury. The defendants are presumed innocent until and unless adjudicated guilty at trial or through a guilty plea.