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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 7, 2014

West Monroe Man Sentenced To 120 Months In Prison For Possessing Child Pornography

MONROE, La. –A West Monroe man was sentenced to 120 months in prison and to five years of supervised release for possessing more than 50 images of child pornography on his home computers, U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today.

David Wayne Greer, 42, of West Monroe, La., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert G. James for one count of possession of child pornography. According to evidence presented at the guilty plea on February 18, 2014, the state of Louisiana’s Attorney General’s Office High Technology Crime Unit detected child pornography being downloaded to a computer in West Monroe in March of 2013. Later that same month, agents searched the home where Greer was residing. Computers from the home were searched and 50 images of child pornography were found. The pornography was of adults sexually abusing pre-pubescent children. Some of the children in the images were as young as one year.

Homeland Security Investigations, the Louisiana Attorney Generals’ Office High Technology Crime Unit and the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Earl M. Campbell prosecuted the case.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice 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 www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

            The U.S. Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Homeland Security Investigations/Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) encourages 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.
Updated January 26, 2015