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Crowley man sentenced to 10 years for child porn possession

Posted at 6:03 PM, Apr 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 19:03:20-04

A Crowley man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.

Kenneth Poullard, 44, also was sentenced to 10 years of supervised release and must register as a sex offender after he’s released.

After law enforcement agents learned that Poullard was downloading child pornography to electronic devices in his home, they 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 videos of child pornography. He pleaded guilty on October 17, 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. 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.

Homeland Security Investigations and Louisiana Attorney General’s Office High Technology Crime Unit conducted the investigation.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jamilla A. Bynog prosecuted the case.