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Leesville man sentenced to 240 months on child pornography charge

The following is a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office:

United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced Thursday that Elliot R. Duke, 30, of Leesville, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi, to 240 months in prison and a lifetime of supervised release for receiving child pornography.

According to evidence presented at the guilty plea on January 23, 2014, after receiving information that child pornography was on Duke’s computer, law enforcement personnel searched Duke’s residence on May 14, 2013.

The search revealed there was child pornography on his laptop, and upon further investigation, agents also discovered that Duke had been discussing and trading child pornography with other persons through email.

A forensic examination of Duke’s laptop was conducted and revealed approximately 168 videos and 187 still images of child pornography.

Homeland Security Investigations, Louisiana State Police, and the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel J. McCoy prosecuted the case.
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