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MYLES FITZGERALD GUIDRY SENTENCED TO 9 YEARS IN PRISON FOR RECEIVING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

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April 18, 2013

MYLES FITZGERALD GUIDRY, age 48, of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced today to 108 months in prison by the U.S. District Court Judge Nanette Jolivette Brown after previously pleading guilty to receiving images depicting the sexual victimization of children, announced U. S. Attorney Dana J. Boente.  Additionally, Judge Brown ordered that, after GUIDRY’S release from prison he will be placed under supervised release for the rest of his life.

According to court documents, in September 2012, GUIDRY downloaded images and videos depicting the sexual exploitation of children (“child pornography”) by receiving the images from other individuals with whom he communicated via the Internet.  Pursuant to a search warrant, special agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation recovered one computer that was determined to contain images and videos of child pornography.  GUIDRY used an internet-based, real-time video chat program to communicate with multiple individuals.  During the course of a chat session conducted using the program, GUIDRY requested that the individual(s) with whom he was communicating send him images and videos depicting the sexual victimization of children.  In total, GUIDRY received approximately 50 such images of children as young as four-years-old being victimized by adults and other children.

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, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc.  For more information about internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab “resources.”

This case was investigated by special agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The prosecution of this case was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Jordan Ginsberg.

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