Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that TYLER DAVIS, age 22, of Montegut, Louisiana, pled guilty yesterday for crimes involving the sexual exploitation of children.
According to court documents, 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 entered a plea of guilty to possessing a Samsung Galaxy cell phone that contained pre-pubescent images and videos of children less than twelve-years-old.
DAVIS faces a maximum sentence of up to twenty years imprisonment, followed by up to a lifetime term of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine. U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon set sentencing on July 20, 2017.
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."
Acting U.S. Attorney Evans 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. The prosecution of this case is being handled by Project Safe Childhood Coordinator and Fraud Section Chief, Assistant U. S. Attorney Brian M. Klebba.