Webster Parish man sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for child pornography distribution
SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that a Minden man was sentenced to 188 months in prison for distributing child pornography.
Michael A. Webb, 26, of Minden, La., was sentenced on Wednesday by United States District Judge S. Maurice Hicks, Jr., on one count of distribution of child pornography. He was also sentenced to serve five years of supervised release. According to evidence presented at the January 21, 2015, guilty plea, Webb responded to a social network online profile for a 13-year-old girl. He sent the girl child pornography, sexually explicit images of himself and arranged to meet the girl in Springhill, La. The online profile for the girl was fake, and Webb actually was communicating with an undercover police officer. Webb was arrested on August 8, 2014 while at work.
The FBI, Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Springhill Police Department 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 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, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
Those concerned may also leave tips with the FBI at tips.fbi.gov. Tips may be submitted anonymously. The Shreveport FBI office number is (318) 861-1890.