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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 28, 2013

David C. Hollingsworth Sentenced For Assault On Navy Base

DAVID C. HOLLINGSWORTH, 49, of New Orleans, Louisiana, was convicted and sentenced today by United States Magistrate Judge Sally Shushan for simple assault on a Department of Defense Police Officer, announced U. S. Attorney Dan J. Boente.

HOLLINGSWORTH, who previously pled guilty in August of 2012 to an Indictment for Receipt of Materials Involving the Sexual Exploitation of Minors and is serving 5 years incarceration, was sentenced to six (6) months of incarceration, to be served consecutively to the sexual exploitation sentence.

On August 9, 2010, HOLLINGSWORTH pointed an assault style rifle at an off duty Department of Defense Police Officer while on Naval Air station/Joint Reserve Base in Belle Chasse, Louisiana.  HOLLINSWORTH was disarmed and arrested by Base Security and later charged with assault.

This case was investigated by special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorneys Edward J. Rivera and  Brian M. Klebba.