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Michael Clark: sentenced to 25 years in prison in federal child pornography case.

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BATON ROUGE -- A Denham Springs man was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison on March 8 for creating, distributing and possessing child pornography, according to U.S. Attorney Brandon Fremin.

U.S. District Court Judge Brian A. Jackson also ordered Michael Stanley Clark, 32, to make $9,000 restitution payments to his victims, pay a $500 special assessment, serve 10 years of supervised release and register as a sex offender, Fremin said.

“This investigation and prosecution demonstrates the commitment of the entire law enforcement community – federal, state, and local – to work together to protect our children from sexual exploitation,” Fremin said.

“I am grateful for the excellent work of all those involved … as well as the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney’s Office.

Clark was the subject of two separate undercover investigations by the FBI and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, he said.

The Cyber Crime Unit of the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office also assisted. 

Clark distributed pornographic images of minors to undercover investigators from both agencies in October 2016 just before they searched his home that month.

Investigators discovered Clark in possession of 298 pictures and 333 videos of child pornography and confessed to sharing images of child pornography to people he met online, Fremin said.

On Oct. 15, 2016,Clark distributed images and videos of minors engaged in sex acts to an undercover HSI agent.  Two days later he  distributed additional images of child pornography, including a series of images he took of his minor child, to an FBI undercover agent. 

A forensic review showed Clark’s online child sexual exploitation activity ranged from 2009 through October 2016. 

 

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