CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES FILED AGAINST NEW ORLEANS MAN
DAVID C. HOLLINGSWORTH, 45, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury today for crimes involving the sexual exploitation of children, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.
HOLLINGSWORTH was charged in an Indictment for Receipt of Materials Involving the Sexual Exploitation of Minors.
On March 15, 2012, federal agents with the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) executed a search warrant at HOLLINGSWORTH’s residence.
If convicted, HOLLINGSWORTH faces a maximum penalty of twenty (20) years, followed by up to a lifetime term of supervised release, and a $250,000.00 fine.
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.
U. S. Attorney Letten reiterated that the Indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
This case is being investigated by special agents from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, HSI.
The prosecution of this case is being handled by Project Safe Childhood Coordinator, Assistant U. S. Attorney Brian M. Klebba.
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