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Crowley man pleads guilty to possessing child porn

Posted: 12:46 PM, Oct 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-19 14:03:28-04

LAFAYETTE, La. – A Crowley man pleaded guilty Wednesday to possessing sexually explicit images of
juveniles, according to United States Attorney David C. Joseph.

Kenneth Poullard, 43, of Crowley, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. to one count of possessing child pornography. According to the guilty plea, law enforcement agents learned that Poullard was downloading child pornography to electronic devices in his home. Agents searched his home on March 13, 2014, and found a desktop computer containing 50 images of child pornography.

Poullard, who was present at the time of the search, admitted to intentionally searching for and downloading images and video of child pornography.

Poullard faces up to 20 years in prison, five years to life of supervised release, registration as a sex offender and a $250,000 fine. The court set the sentencing date for February 12, 2019.