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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Man Sentenced to Prison for Receiving Child Pornography

NORFOLK, Va. – A Norfolk man was sentenced today to 74 months in prison for receiving images of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct. 

According to court documents, Jesse Courtemanche, 38, was found to be sharing images of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct by FBI agents using peer-to-peer file-sharing software in an undercover capacity. When interviewed, Courtemanche stated he started looking at these images online when he was in his mid-teens. A review of his electronic media revealed his collection of thousands of images and videos of child sexual abuse. 

Tracy Doherty-McCormick, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Martin Culbreth, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by Senior U.S. District Judge Robert G. Doumar. Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth M. Yusi prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information is located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:17-cr-139.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Contact: 
Joshua Stueve Director of Communications joshua.stueve@usdoj.gov
Updated April 10, 2018