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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Baton Rouge Attorney Charged With Receiving Child Pornography Over A Three Year Period

BATON ROUGE, LA - United States Attorney Walt Green announced today the filing of a Bill of Information charging WILLIAM STEVEN MANNEAR, age 62, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with receiving child pornography, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2252(a)(2).

If convicted, the defendant faces a mandatory minimum of 5 years imprisonment and up to 20 years imprisonment, a period of supervised release following imprisonment of up to life, a fine of up to $250,000, restitution to any victims, and forfeiture of property facilitating his criminal activity.

The Bill of Information alleges that the defendant knowingly received child pornography using a computer for approximately three years during the period of August 2009 through September 2012.

This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. The matter is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Chris Dippel.

NOTE: A Bill of Information is a charge by the U.S. Attorney that offenses have been committed by a defendant. The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty at trial or through a guilty plea.

Updated December 15, 2014