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Haughton Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Possessing Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Louisiana

SHREVEPORT, La. – U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that John James William Bonacci Sr., 70, of Haughton, La., was sentenced before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote to 10 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release for possessing child pornography.

According to court documents, authorities searched Bonacci’s home on Feb. 17, 2012 in connection with a child molestation complaint.  Before a search of his home was conducted, Bonacci admitted to viewing pornography for many years.  Authorities found more than 1,100 videos and 90 photographs depicting child pornography.  Some of the videos contained images of children under 12 years of age and some had children as young as one year.  Bonacci pleaded guilty on Oct. 29, 2012.

The FBI, the Northwest Louisiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Bossier Parish District Attorney’s Office and the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Earl M. Campbell prosecuted the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Childhood, a U.S. Department of Justice launched nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

Tips or other information can also be submitted to the FBI at Tips may be submitted anonymously.  The Shreveport FBI office number is (318) 861-1890.

Updated May 19, 2017

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