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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 10, 2014

Metairie Man, Dorvin Echeverria-zeledon, Charged With Crimes Involving The Sexual Exploitation Of Children

DORVIN ECHEVERRIA-ZELEDON, age 24, of Metairie, Louisiana, was charged in a one-count indictment today for crimes involving the sexual exploitation of children, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr.

If convicted, ECHEVERRIA-ZELEDON faces up to a maximum of twenty (20) years in prison, followed by up to a life term of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.  He can also be required to register as a sex offender.

United States Attorney Polite reiterated that the indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

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 is being investigated by special agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Jordan Ginsberg.

(Download Indictment )