WISCONSIN MAN SENTENCED TO MORE THAN 15 YEARS IN PRISON FOR TRANSPORTATION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
JACK LABROSSE, 42, of Green Bay, Wisconsin was sentenced today before U. S. District Judge Stanwood R. Duval to 188 months in prison followed by a life term of supervised release, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. LABROSSE previously pled guilty on March 16, 2011, to Count 1 of an Indictment for Transportation of Child Pornography. LABROSSE will be required to register as a sex offender as part of the Sex Offender Registration Notification Act and is prohibited from having any contact with minors under the age of 18.
According to documents filed in federal court, LABROSSE knowingly transported images and videos of child pornography on a U. S. Airways flight from Green Bay, Wisconsin to New Orleans, Louisiana on July 18, 2010. A computer forensic examination of LABROSSE’s computer by agents with the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) revealed 5,853 images and 51 videos depicting the sexual victimization of children. According to statements LABROSSE made to federal agents, he flew from Wisconsin to Louisiana with his laptop computer that contained images and videos depicting child pornography. LABROSSE told HSI agents he used Peer-2-Peer programs such as Limewire and Frostwire to search for child pornography.
Speaking to today’s sentence Raymond R. Parmer, Jr., Special Agent in Charges of ICE HSI in New Orleans, who oversees responsibility for the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama and Tennessee, stated:
“ICE HSI will aggressively use its investigative authorities to identify and arrest individuals who seek to sexually exploit children in this manner. We are committed to protecting our communities by bringing to justice these child predators, who are a direct threat to our youth."
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 the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations.
The prosecution of this case was handled by Project Safe Childhood Coordinator, Assistant U. S. Attorney Brian M. Klebba.
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