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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

New Orleans Man, Jeremy Shawn Reason, Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography Charges

U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite announced that JEREMY SHAWN REASON, age 34, of New Orleans, Louisiana, pled guilty today for crimes involving the sexual exploitation of children.

According to court documents, REASON knowingly accessed child pornography with the intent to view images depicting the sexual victimization of minors.  REASON had been in the custody of the Bureau of Prisons since his previous conviction in 2008 for Possession of Child Pornography.  At the time of his arrest in April 2013, REASON was residing at a halfway house.

As a result of REASON’s previous conviction, he faces a mandatory term of imprisonment of not less than 10 years and a maximum of 20 years followed by up to a lifetime term of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.

Sentencing before U.S. District Judge Stanwood R. Duval, Jr. will be held on January 14, 2015. 

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.  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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Updated November 18, 2014