Pineville man sentenced to five years in prison for accessing child pornography online
ALEXANDRIA, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced today that a man from Pineville was sentenced to 60 months in prison for accessing child pornography online.
Corey Brossette, 24, of Pineville, Louisiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell to one count of access with intent to view child pornography. He was also sentenced to five years of supervised release and is required to register as a sex offender. According to the May 17, 2018 guilty plea, law enforcement agents detected Brossette’s computer accessing a child pornography website on what’s known as the dark web or the deep web and viewing child pornography. After agents determined the location of the computer accessing the website, agents searched the home where Brossette was living at the time and interviewed Brossette. He admitted viewing child pornography online and using the dark web. To learn more about the dark web or deep web, visit the FBI’s website at www.fbi.gov/news/stories/a-primer-on-darknet-marketplaces.
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 combines 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 www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
Those concerned may leave tips with the FBI at tips.fbi.gov. Tips may be submitted anonymously. The Alexandria FBI office number is (318) 443-5097.
The FBI conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mike O’Mara prosecuted the case.