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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 7, 2016

Metairie Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Receipt of Child Pornography

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that ALBERT J. DOYLE, JR., age 47, of Metairie, was sentenced today for crimes involving the sexual exploitation of children.

U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon sentenced DOYLE to 72 months incarceration to be followed by ten years of supervised release.  In addition, DOYLE was ordered to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration Notification Act.

According to court records, this investigation developed in April 2015 as a result of an undercover investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security-Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”).  After determining DOYLE was downloading images depicting the sexual victimization of children, HSI executed search warrants at DOYLE’s residences in Metairie and Baton Rouge.  DOYLE was arrested during the execution of the search warrant after confessing to downloading and possessing images and videos depicting child pornography.  HSI computer forensic examiners conducted a search of DOYLE’s seized computer equipment and located approximately 563 videos and 6,385 images depicting the sexual victimization of children on DOYLE’s electronic devices.

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-HSI in investigating this matter.  Project Safe Childhood Coordinator and Fraud Unit Chief, Assistant U. S. Attorney Brian M. Klebba was in charge of the prosecution.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated April 7, 2016