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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 12, 2014

Indiana Man, Andrew J. Korpal, Sentenced In Child Pornography Case

ANDREW J. KORPAL, age 29, a resident of Granger, Indiana, was sentenced today for receipt of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr.

According to court documents, in November 2013, KORPAL was arrested by special agents with the United States Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”) after they determined that KORPAL was responsible for receiving and posting videos depicting the sexual exploitation of children on the Internet. 

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier sentenced KORPAL to a term of imprisonment of ninety-seven (97) months, twelve (12) years of supervised release, and KORPAL will have to register as a sex offender.

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.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.  The prosecution of this case is being handled by Project Safe Childhood Coordinator and Fraud Unit Chief, Assistant U. S. Attorney Brian M. Klebba.