BATON ROUGE, LA – Acting United States Attorney Corey Amundson announced today that U.S. District Court Judge John W. DeGravelles sentenced Justin Landry, age 36, of Central, Louisiana, to 128 months in federal prison as a result of his conviction for distribution of child pornography. The Court further sentenced Landry to ten years of supervised release following his term of imprisonment.
On March 30, 2017, Landry pled guilty to distributing and possessing child pornography. As part of his sentence, the Court also ordered Landry to pay restitution to a child portrayed in the child pornography.
Acting United States Attorney Corey Amundson stated, “Protecting our children is one of society’s most important responsibilities. Stopping the distribution of child pornography goes directly toward fulfilling that responsibility. Distributing child pornography proliferates images often depicting horrific child sexual abuse and rape, thus feeding the market and re-victimizing those children who suffered through the abuse. If basic human decency will not deter this conduct, we hope that severe prison sentences will.”
Raymond R. Parmer, Jr., Special Agent in Charge of the New Orleans Field Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, stated, “Stopping the distribution of images of the sexual exploitation of children is an important role HSI has in protecting the victims. The coordination with our law enforcement partners remains a priority to bring those that prey on our children to justice.”
This matter is being handled by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Louisiana, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office – Cyber Crime Unit, and the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.
This matter is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan R. Crosswell.