A Scott man has been sentenced to more than two years in prison and 6 years supervised release for possession of child pornography, Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced.
26-year-old Kevin James Forestier, Jr. was sentenced on Thursday for possession of child pornography. He was arrested in 2018.
United States District Judge Robert R. Summerhays sentenced Forestier to 34 months (2 years, 10 months) in prison followed by 6 years of supervised release. Forestier will also be required to register as a sex offender.
In July 2018, law enforcement agents with the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation’s Cyber Crime Unit received a Cybertip report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) indicating a user had uploaded images containing child pornography through the internet to an account.
An investigation revealed that Kevin James Forestier, Jr. was the suspected user and on September 11, 2018, law enforcement agents obtained a search warrant for his residence and cellular phone.
Agents discovered child pornography containing images of a minor who had not attained the age of 12 on Forestier’s cellular phone.
Forestier admitted that he had in fact uploaded the images to his cellular phone from the internet. He pleaded guilty to the charge on October 22, 2019.
In 2018, KATC had reported that Forrestier was an a part-time supplemental band instructor for the Lafayette Parish School System.
He had previously worked at Acadiana High. “He will not be returning to Lafayette Parish schools to teach,” Joe Craig, spokesperson for the school system at the time, said of Forrestier's arrest.
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