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Lafayette man sentenced for possession of child pornography

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Posted at 2:48 PM, Nov 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-22 15:48:36-05

A Lafayette man has been sentenced for possession of child pornography.

According to United States Attorney David C. Joseph, 25-year-old Gregory Graffeo Jr., of Lafayette was sentenced to 63 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release for possession of child pornography. Hall pleaded guilty on August 13, 2019.

According to court documents, this case originated on August 31, 2018, as a cyber-tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) to the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation (LBI), reporting that a Tumblr user had uploaded images of child pornography.

A search warrant on Graffeo’s Tumblr account revealed approximately 50 images of child pornography. On November 7, 2018, agents with Homeland Security Investigations and LBI executed a search warrant at Graffeo’s residence and found additional child pornography images on devices belonging to him. Graffeo admitted to possessing more than 100 images of child pornography on these devices and admitted that the Tumblr account belonged exclusively to him.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations and Louisiana Bureau of Investigation investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel J. McCoy prosecuted the case.