A Sulphur man was sentenced on Thursday to five years and five months in jail for storing child pornography online.
U.S. District Jude Dee D. Drell sentenced 28-year-old Cameron Deshown Fairley of Sulphur to 65 months in prison on Thursday on one count of possession of child pornography. Fairley also received a sentence of 10 years of supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender.
Fairley faced up to a 20-year prison sentence related to the case.
Fairley pled guilty to in April 2018 to maintaining an online data storage account from September 2016 to February 2017 where he stored images and videos related to child porn. Some of those images, according to the U.S. District Attorney’s Office, depicted children under the age of 12.
The district attorney says that the case was part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s nationwide initiative to combat the sexual exploitation and abuse of children, Project Safe Childhood.
Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood combines 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. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) also encourage the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity through its toll-free hotline at (866) 347-2423. Investigators are available at all hours to answer hotline calls. Tips or other information can also be submitted to ICE online by visiting their website at www.ice.gov/exec/forms/hsi-tips/tips.asp or through the Operation Predator smartphone application www.ice.gov/predator/smartphone-app. Tips may be submitted anonymously.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Dominic Rossetti is prosecuting the case.