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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

New Orleans Man, Christopher M. Schwab, Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Producing And Distributing Child Pornography

U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite announced that CHRISTOPHER M. SCHWAB, age 25, a resident of New Orleans, was sentenced today for four counts of producing child pornography involving four different minor victims, one count of distributing child pornography and one count of receiving child pornography.

United States District Chief Judge Sarah Vance sentenced SCHWAB to serve 20 years incarceration in the Bureau of Prisons, to be followed by 25 years of supervised release.  Upon his release from incarceration, SCHWAB will have to register as a sex offender. 

According to court documents, in August 2013, SCHWAB was arrested by special agents with the United States Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”) after they determined that SCHWAB was responsible for sending images depicting the sexual exploitation of children.  SCHWAB has been in custody since his arrest.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. 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 better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Kenner Police Department.  The prosecution of this case was handled by Project Safe Childhood Coordinator and Fraud Unit Chief, Assistant U. S. Attorney Brian M. Klebba.

Updated November 18, 2014