New Iberia man pleads guilty to producing child pornography
LAFAYETTE, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that a New Iberia man pleaded guilty to videoing boys engaging in sexual activity over the internet.
Raymond F. Doyle III, 40, of New Iberia, La., entered a guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Richard T. Haik for one count of producing child pornography. According to evidence presented at the guilty plea, Doyle began communicating with numerous boys in the summer of 2011 using the internet and the video streaming internet service Skype. One of the boys was age 14 and from Oklahoma. Doyle caused the minor to engage in sex acts while being videoed using Skype. Doyle also sent the minor a sex toy to use during the video sessions. United States Postal Service agents determined Doyle’s location on April 12, 2012 by examining information related to the sex toy’s shipment. A search of Doyle’s home computer revealed evidence that Doyle had contact with more than 60 boys. In most cases, Doyle pretended to be a female in order to encourage the boys to communicate with him.
Doyle faces mandatory 30 years in prison, lifetime of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine. He is also required to register as a sex offender. A sentencing date was not set.
The U.S. Postal Service and Homeland Security Investigations investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Luke Walker is prosecuting the case.
This case is part of Project Safe Childhood, a U.S. Department of Justice 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, 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, visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Homeland Security Investigations/Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) encourage the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity through its toll-free hotline at (866) DHS-2ICE. Investigators are available at all hours to answer hotline calls. Tips or other information can also be submitted to ICE online at www.ice.gov/exec/forms/hsi-tips/tips.asp. Tips may be submitted anonymously.