Larose Man Sentenced to Five Years for Receipt of Child Pornography
U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JUSTIN DOUCET, age 21, a resident of Larose, Louisiana, was sentenced today for receipt of child pornography.
U.S. District Judge Helen G. Berrigan sentenced DOUCET to five years’ imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, and restitution of $8,000 to the victims. In addition, DOUCET will have to register as a sex offender.
According to court documents, on February 8, 2012, Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation obtained and executed a search warrant for evidence of child pornography at the defendant’s residence. During the search, Special Agents seized several pieces of computer equipment that were later determined to contain child pornography.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
U.S. Attorney Polite praised the Federal Bureau of Investigation in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney G. Dall Kammer is in charge of the prosecution.