GONZALES, LA (WAFB) - A Gonzales man charged with 40 counts of receiving child pornography has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
The United States Department of Justice announced on Thursday that Jason Owens, 34, of Gonzales, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release. Owens was also ordered to pay $2,000 in restitution to one of his victims.
In 2012, a multi-agency investigation recovered hundreds of child pornography videos from Owens's computer and hard drive.
According to a news release by the U.S. DoJ, this was the second time that Owens was convicted on child pornography charges. In 2004, he was sentenced to two years in prison for receiving child pornography.
"My office, together with our federal, state, and local partners," says U.S. Attorney Walt Green, "will continue to aggressively prosecute those who actively see out images of sexually exploited children."