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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 26, 2017

Child Predator Sentenced To 30 Years In Federal Prison

BATON ROUGE, LA – Acting United States Attorney Corey R. Amundson announced today that U.S. District Judge Shelly D. Dick sentenced JIMMY R. DAVIS, age 29, of Zachary, Louisiana, to serve thirty (30) years in federal prison following his convictions for distribution of child pornography and transferring obscene material to a minor. DAVIS was also ordered to make $9,000 in restitution payments to victims and will be required to serve a twenty (20) year term of supervised release upon his release from prison.

 

This criminal case began when Ventura County Sheriff’s Deputies in Ventura County, California, based on information received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, executed a search warrant at a residence in California. Forensic examiners with the Southern California High Tech Task Force discovered that a fifteen (15) year-old child, Child Victim A, had received child pornography from an individual with the online profile “BoomBoomPow.” Forensic examination of Child Victim A’s electronic devices revealed that BoomBoomPow was twenty-seven (27) at the time, lived and worked in the Zachary/Baker area, had a specific anime-style tattoo, and frequented local Wal-Mart stores.

 

Baton Rouge FBI Agents began distributing photographs of the relevant tattoo to Zachary-area businesses, including Wal-Mart. After seeing the FBI photo, a Wal-Mart employee recognized the tattoo, informed the FBI, and discussed the situation with her co-workers. Days later, another employee saw a man (DAVIS) with a matching tattoo and contacted the Zachary Police Department. Zachary Police informed the FBI, and DAVIS was interviewed and arrested. Subsequent investigation revealed that the DAVIS had taken pornographic images of a very young child, Child Victim B, while she was lying in a crib, before distributing them to Child Victim A.

 

Acting U.S. Attorney Amundson stated, “Through his despicable actions, this defendant earned every minute of his 30-year prison sentence. Protecting our children from child predators will continue to be a top priority of this office. I highly commend those members of our community who helped to ensure that justice was done. We look forward to continuing to work with the public and our excellent federal, state, and local law enforcement partners to aggressively pursue those whose crimes involve the sexual exploitation of children.”

 

 

FBI New Orleans Special Agent-in-Charge (SAC) Jeffrey S. Sallet stated, “Safeguarding children is one of the FBI New Orleans Division’s highest priorities. We are committed to seeking out child predators and working with our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners to bring them to justice. This investigation and sentence demonstrates that commitment.”

 

The case was investigated by the Baton Rouge Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, and the Southern California High Tech Task Force, with substantial assistance from the Zachary Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ryan Crosswell and Chris Dippel, who serves as a Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated May 26, 2017