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December 21, 2012

RONALD BREAUX, age 66, of Raceland, Louisiana, was taken into federal custody yesterday for crimes involving the sexual exploitation of children, announced United States Attorney Dana J. Boente. A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment on December 13, 2012, which was sealed until BREAUX was arrested.

According to the indictment, BREAUX knowingly received digital images depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor. If convicted, BREAUX faces a maximum penalty of twenty (20) years imprisonment, followed by up to a life term of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine. He may also be required to register as a sex offender.

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 For more information about internet safety, please visit and click on the tab “resources.”

United States 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 agents from the State of Louisiana - Office of the Attorney General. The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Jordan Ginsberg.

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