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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 8, 2016

Child Pornography Charges Filed Against Montegut Man

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that TYLER DAVIS, age 21, of Montegut, Louisiana, was indicted today for crimes involving the sexual exploitation of children.

According to today’s Indictment, beginning at an unknown time to on or about July 13, 2015, DAVIS knowingly possessed images and videos depicting the sexual victimization of minors.  DAVIS is charged in a two-count Indictment with possessing a Samsung Galaxy cell phone and a Dell Inspiron laptop computer, both containing pre-pubescent images and videos of children less than twelve-years-old.

If convicted, DAVIS faces a maximum sentence of up to twenty (20) years imprisonment, followed by up to a lifetime term of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.

U. S. Attorney Polite reiterated that the Indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

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 www.usdoj.gov/psc.   For more information about internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab "resources."

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI Houma), HSI Ottawa, and the York Regional Police Special Victim’s Unit, Ottawa, Canada, in investigating this matter.  Project Safe Childhood Coordinator and Fraud Section Chief, Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian M. Klebba is in charge of the prosecution.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated September 8, 2016