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August 22 10:43 AM

Man gets 87 months for receiving child pornography

A Shreveport man was sentenced to 87 months in prison and a lifetime of supervised release for receiving child pornography on his home computer.

Kelvin McCallister, 45, of Shreveport, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. for one count of receiving child pornography.

According to evidence presented at the April 14 guilty plea, law enforcement detected a computer accessing child pornography online. The signal was traced to a computer in Shreveport.

McCallister’s home was searched on May 23, 2013, and various types of child pornography were found on a computer.

Homeland Security Investigations-ICE and the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon B. Brown prosecuted the case.

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 marshals 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.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations/Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) encourage the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity through its toll-free hotline at 866-DHS-2ICE. Investigators are available at all hours to answer hotline calls. Tips or other information can also be submitted to ICE online at www.ice.gov/exec/ forms/histips/tips.asp. Tips can also be submitted anonymously.

For more information about Project Safe Childhood, visit www. projectsafechildhood.gov.

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