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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 10, 2013

Myles Fitzgerald Guidry Pleads Guilty To Receipt Of Child Pornography

MYLES FITZGERALD GUIDRY, age 48, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, pled guilty today before the U.S. District Court Judge Nanette Jolivette Brown to one-count of receipt of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Dana J. Boente.

According to court documents, GUIDRY downloaded images and videos depicting the sexual exploitation of children (“child pornography”) by receiving the images from other individuals with whom he communicated via the Internet. Pursuant to a search warrant, Special Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation recovered one computer that was determined to contain images and videos of child pornography. GUIDRY used an Internet-based, real-time video chat program to communicate with multiple individuals. During the course of a chat session conducted using the program, GUIDRY requested that the individual(s) with whom he was communicating send him images and videos depicting the sexual victimization of children.

GUIDRY faces a maximum penalty of twenty (20) years imprisonment, followed by up to a life term of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine. He may also be required to register as a sex offender. Sentencing is currently scheduled for April 18, 2013.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov/psc. For more information about internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab “resources.”

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.

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