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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Child Predator Sentenced To 25 Years In Federal Prison

BATON ROUGE, LA - United States Attorney Walt Green announced today that District Judge James J. Brady sentenced PIERRE A. MOOSEBROKER, JR., age 47, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to 25 years imprisonment, to be followed by a lifetime term of supervised release, for child pornography and false statement offenses related, in part, to his plan to obtain and sexually abuse a child. 

On June 18, 2015, MOOSEBROKER was convicted of possessing child pornography, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2252A(a)(5)(B), and making false statements to Special Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001(a)(2). 

MOOSEBROKER’s sentence arose primarily from events in early March 2015.  After the FBI received information that MOOSEBROKER had discussed a plan to abduct and sexually abuse a child, the FBI quickly eliminated the threat by arresting MOOSEBROKER and seizing his various electronic devices pursuant to a search warrant.  Subsequent FBI investigation revealed that the defendant had downloaded numerous images of child pornography to his computer and confirmed his plans to obtain a young female child to sexually abuse.  During the course of his interviews with the FBI, MOOSEBROKER made several false statements related to his possession of child pornography and his plan to obtain and sexually abuse a child.

U.S. Attorney Walt Green stated, “Today’s severe sentence is a just and appropriate outcome for this child predator.  There is no doubt that both our district and our children have been made safer as a result.  I greatly appreciate the FBI for their dedicated and quick response to a situation that could easily have resulted in tragedy.” 

This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with assistance from the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office and cooperation from the District Attorney’s Office for the Nineteenth Judicial District.  The matter was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Chris Dippel, who serves as a Deputy Chief in the Criminal Division.

Updated January 13, 2016