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Thibodaux Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANAJARED CARRELL (“CARRELL”), age 38, of Thibodaux, Louisiana, entered a plea of guilty yesterday to Possession of Child Pornography, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2252(a)(4)(B).

According to documents filed in federal court, on May 30, 2018, law enforcement officers with the Louisiana State Police found CARRELL in possession of a LG cellular device containing images depicting the sexual victimization of prepubescent children.  On July 9, 2018, members of the Louisiana State Police and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, executed a search warrant at CARRELL’s Thibodaux residence. At which time, CARRELL was arrested and charged with possessing child pornographic materials.

CARRELL faces a maximum penalty of twenty (20) years imprisonment followed by up to a life term of supervised release, and a $250,000.00 fine.  In addition, CARRELL will be required to register as a sex offender pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

CARRELL will be sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Jay C. Zainey on August 6, 2019.

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 Strasser praised the work of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Louisiana State Police in investigating this matter.  The prosecution of this case is being handled by Project Safe Childhood Coordinator and Supervisor of Financial Crimes, Assistant U. S. Attorney Brian M. Klebba.

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Updated May 1, 2019

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