Plattenville Man Sentenced on Child Pornography Charge
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 10, 2009|
PERRY ALBARADO, 53, of Plattenville, Louisiana, was sentenced today in federal court before U.S. District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman to 40 months in prison for a charge relating to the sexual exploitation of children, announced U.S. Attorney Jim Letten. In addition, the defendant was ordered to serve supervised release for life during which time he will be under federal supervision and risks additional imprisonment should he violate any terms of the supervision. Additionally, ALBARADO was fined $7,500, ordered to register and comply with the Sex Offender Registration Act, refrain from any use of a computer with Internet access, provide a DNA sample, and have no unsupervised contact with children under the age of 18.
According to court documents, ALBARADO pled guilty on June 25, 2009, to one court of possession of child pornography. During the course of an investigation, federal agents executed a search warrant at ALBARADO’s home and found him in possession of a personal computer, DVDs, and CDs that contained approximately 75 images depicting the sexual victimization of children. ALBARADO admitted that he had been receiving child pornography via the Internet for two years.
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.
The investigation of this case was conducted by Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution of this case is being handled by Project Safe Childhood Coordinator, Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian M. Klebba.