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April 19, 2012

JOHN C. WRIGHT, JR., age 30, of Harvey, Louisiana, pled guilty today before U. S. District Court Judge Jane Triche Milazzo to Failing to Register as a Sex Offender, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.

WRIGHT was required to complete a Sex Offender Registration Form any time he changed his address after pleading guilty in 2007 to Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor and Illegal Use of Minor in Nudity-Oriented Material or Performance, in Ohio. WRIGHT moved from Ohio to Louisiana in 2011 and failed to notify law enforcement authorities of his move to Louisiana.

WRIGHT faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten (10) years, a fine of $250,000.00 and three (3) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment. WRIGHT will be sentenced on August 2, 2012.
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 the 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 For more information about internet safety education, please visit and click on the tab "resources."

The case is being investigated by United States Marshal’s Service and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney and Project Safe Childhood Coordinator Brian M. Klebba.

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