Oct 30, 2013 10:40 AM by AP (MGN Online)
A 31-year-old Lafayette man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for possession of child pornography.
Ray Hatton III was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Richard T. Haik to 121 months in prison and a lifetime of supervised release for possessing child pornography with some of the images involving infants. He pleaded guilty May 13, 2013.
According to the evidence presented at the guilty plea, law enforcement authorities determined that Hatton was downloading child pornography using an internet file sharing program. After obtaining a warrant, authorities searched his home on March 8, 2012, and seized the defendant's computer. Hatton was found to have downloaded 10 videos of child pornography. Some of the pornography depicted infants and very young children.