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Raceland Man Sentenced to Over 10 Years in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JAMIE PLAISANCE, age 38, of Raceland, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to a one-count Indictment charging him with possession of child pornography.

U.S. District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman sentenced PLAISANCE to 121 months imprisonment, followed by a life term of supervised release, and ordered that he continue to register as a sex offender. 

On March 16, 2015, special agents with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations arrested PLAISANCE during the execution of a federal search warrant at his Raceland home.  Agents found PLAISANCE in possession of several items, including an Apple I-Touch and cellular phones that contained images depicting the sexual victimization of prepubescent children.  PLAISANCE appeared in federal court on March 17, 2015, and was detained by a United States Magistrate Judge.  PLAISANCE pled guilty to the Indictment on August 19, 2015.

According to court records, in 2006, PLAISANCE was sentenced in federal court to 37 months imprisonment for possession of materials involving the sexual exploitation of minors.        

"Child sexual abuse is one of the most heinous crimes HSI investigates as it steals the innocence of children and leaves lasting scars on victims," said Raymond R. Parmer Jr., Special Agent in Charge of HSI New Orleans. "Criminals who possess child pornography further victimize the innocent by sharing the evidence of these terrible crimes, and as such these cases will continue to be one of the agency's highest priorities." 

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  For more information about internet safety education, please visit 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.

Updated January 14, 2016

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