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Morgan City man pleads guilty to child porn

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Joshua Landry Joshua Landry

A Morgan City man pleaded guilty Thursday to using the internet to download and possess child pornography, according to Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook.

Joshua Landry, 40, of Morgan City, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carol Whitehurst to one count of receiving child pornography. The plea will
become final when accepted by U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell. 

According to the guilty plea, law enforcement agents identified Landry as downloading child pornography to an electronic device in his home. Agents searched the home on February 8, 2017. The defendant's cell phone was searched and three child pornography videos were found. He
also admitted during an interview with agents that he downloaded child pornography.

Landry faces up to 10 years in prison, five years to life of supervised release, mandatory registration as a sex offender and up to a $250,000 fine. The court set sentencing for February 16, 2018.

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.

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