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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 4, 2014

Baton Rouge Man Sentenced To Fifteen Years For Child Pornography Offense

BATON ROUGE, LA - United States Attorney Walt Green announced today that Chief Judge Brian A. Jackson sentenced BRADLEY BOURQUE, age 33, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to a term of imprisonment of 180 months, to be followed by ten years of supervised release. The Court also ordered BOURQUE to pay $1,000 in restitution to one of his victims.

Following an online undercover investigation, on April 20, 2013, state and federal agents from the Louisiana Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Homeland Security Investigations executed a search warrant on BOURQUE’S residence. During the search, agents discovered hundreds of child pornography images and videos on BOURQUE’S computer and external hard drive. Through the course of the investigation, agents determined that BOURQUE had obtained many, if not all, of these child pornography files through the Internet.

Prior to this federal conviction, BOURQUE had previously been convicted of solicitation of a minor via computer under Florida state law and indecent behavior with a juvenile under Louisiana state law.

U.S. Attorney Walt Green stated, “This conviction and sentence should signal the United States Attorney’s Office’s commitment to aggressively prosecuting individuals who actively seek out images of sexually exploited children.”

This matter was investigated by the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office – Cyber Crime Unit and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Homeland Security Investigations. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Chris Dippel.

Updated December 15, 2014