New Iberia man sentenced to 30 years in prison for producing child pornography
LAFAYETTE, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that a New Iberia man was sentenced to 360 months in prison for videoing boys over the internet engaging in sexual activity.
Raymond F. Doyle III, 41, of New Iberia, La., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Richard T. Haik on one count of producing child pornography. He was also sentenced to a lifetime of supervised release and ordered to pay $735.95 restitution. According to evidence presented at the April 16, 2015 guilty plea, Doyle began communicating with numerous boys in the summer of 2011 using the internet and the video streaming internet service Skype. Doyle caused one of the boys to engage in sex acts while being videoed using Skype. 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.
“This case shows that exploitation of children has severe consequences for those who engage in these depraved activities,” Finley stated. “This sentence will help keep this defendant from harming more children. I also want to thank the prosecutor and law enforcement agencies for their help in securing this prosecution. Protecting children from predators requires cooperation among law enforcement agencies.”
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Luke Walker prosecuted 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.