Federal Grand Jury Indicts Three Individuals for Child Pornography Offenses
BATON ROUGE, LA - United States Attorney Walt Green announced today that a federal grand jury has returned indictments charging child pornography offenses against three different individuals as a result of investigations by various federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. If convicted, the defendants could face a significant imprisonment, fines, restitution, forfeiture, and supervised release following imprisonment.
The defendants and charges are as follows:
MICHAEL STANLEY CLARK, age 31, of Denham Springs, Louisiana, is charged with production of child pornography, distribution of child pornography, transportation of child pornography, possession of child pornography, and forfeiture.
JERRY R. BROWN, age 48, of Greensburg, Louisiana is charged with receipt and attempted receipt of child pornography, possession of child pornography, and forfeiture.
IORDAN BOSSEV, age 20, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana is charged with receipt of child pornography, possession of child pornography, and forfeiture.
U.S. Attorney Green stated: “These indictments reflect the continuing commitment by this office, together with our federal, state, and local partners, to aggressively pursue those who contribute to the sexual exploitation of our children. The identification, investigation, and prosecution of these offenders is crucial in punishing them and also deterring future offenders from taking advantage of children. I commend the excellent work of the federal, state, and local agencies who worked closely together on these important cases.”
FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Jeffery Sallet stated: “One of law enforcement’s highest priorities is to protect those who are most vulnerable among us. The FBI will continue to vigorously pursue those who seek to exploit children. These indictments demonstrate that commitment.”
These matters were investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Cyber Crime Unit and the Criminal Division of the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office, the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Livingston Parish District Attorney’s Office, the St. Helena Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Sheriff’s Office of Jefferson County, New York, and the Sheriff’s Office of Washington County, Oregon. These cases are being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Cam T. Le and Calvin A. Leipold, III.
These federal charges are part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative by the U.S. Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute those who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. Click on the “Resources” tab for information about Internet safety.
NOTE: An indictment is an accusation by the Grand Jury. The defendants are presumed innocent until and unless adjudicated guilty at trial or through a guilty plea.