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May 7, 2010

DANIEL DAIGLE, 42, of Thibodaux, Louisiana, was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury sitting in New Orleans, for crimes involving the sexual exploitation of children, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.

According to today’s indictment, DAIGLE knowingly distributed, received and possessed images of child pornography and is charged with distributing sexual explicit images of children through the use of the Internet. Specifically, the indictment alleges DAIGLE uploaded images of child pornography while using various websites. In addition, DAIGLE is charged with receiving and possessing images of child pornography that were found during the execution of a federal search warrant on March 30, 2010 by Special Agents of the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

If convicted, DAIGLE faces a maximum penalty of forty (40) years with a mandatory minimum of fifteen (15) years imprisonment, followed by up to a lifetime term of supervised release, a $250,000.00 fine and can be required to register as a sex offender. DAIGLE was previously convicted of Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile on or about November 10, 1997, and therefore, faces an enhanced sentence if convicted.

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

This case is being investigated by the U. S. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The prosecution is being handled by Project Safe Childhood Coordinator Assistant U. S. Attorney Brian M. Klebba.

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