Louisiana Man Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Receive Child Pornography
WASHINGTON—A Louisiana man pleaded guilty today to attempted receipt of child pornography, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.
George William Jarman, 68, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted receipt of child pornography before Senior U.S. District Judge James J. Brady of the Middle District of Louisiana. Jarman’s sentencing date will be determined at a later time.
According to documents filed in connection with his guilty plea, on multiple occasions between 2006 and 2008, Jarman purchased subscriptions to and knowingly accessed multiple websites that contained videos and images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, which could be downloaded and saved. In connection with the investigation, FBI agents seized computers and digital media belonging to Jarman. Forensic examination of those devices found graphic depictions of prepubescent minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and evidence that the defendant used an Internet-based peer-to-peer file-sharing program to search for and download videos of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
The case was investigated by the FBI and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The case was prosecuted by Trial Attorneys Amy Larson and Keith Becker of the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS).
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 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and 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.