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December 21, 2012

RODDY VIZIER, 41, of Bourg, Louisiana, was arrested today for crimes involving the sexual exploitation of children, announced U. S. Attorney Dana J. Boente.

On December 14, 2012, VIZIER was indicted by a federal grand jury for Receipt of Materials Involving the Sexual Exploitation of Minors. VIZIER was arrested this morning by federal agents with the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). VIZIER will be ordered to appear before a federal magistrate judge to be formally arraigned on the Indictment.

If convicted, VIZIER 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 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 (CEOS), 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.usdoj.gove/psc. For more information about internet safety, please visit and click on the tab “resources.”

U. S. Attorney Boente 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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