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Evangeline Parish man sentenced to more than 10 years for child pornography

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LAFAYETTE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Chataignier man sentenced to 135 months in prison for possessing child pornography.

Ricky Johnson, 53, was sentenced on May 28 by U.S. District Judge Richard T. Haik, to 135 months in prison and a lifetime of supervised release for possession of child pornography, according to United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley.  He was also ordered to forfeit the devices used in the crime.

An investigation revealed that Johnson was downloading child pornography from a file sharing network online in early 2010. In September of 2010, Johnson’s computer and other electronic devices were searched, and images and videos of child pornography were found. Johnson has a prior conviction for molestation of a juvenile.

The FBI conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel J. McCoy 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. 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 Lafayette FBI office number is (337) 233-2164.
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