BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A Baton Rouge man was sentenced to serve 25 years in prison, to be followed by a lifetime term of supervised released, for child pornography and for false statements made about his plan to obtain and sexually abuse a child, according to US District Attorney Walt Green.
According to court documents, 47-year-old Pierre A. Moosebroker was convicted of the crimes on June 18, 2015.
Moosebroker's sentence arose primarily from events in early March 2015. After the FBI received information that Moosebroker had discussed a plan to abduct and sexually abuse a child, the FBI quickly eliminated the threat by arresting him and seizing his various electronic devices during a search warrant.
Subsequent FBI investigation revealed that the defendant had downloaded numerous images of child pornography to his computer and confirmed his plans to obtain a young female child to sexually abuse. During the course of his interviews with the FBI, Moosebroker made several false statements related to his possession of child pornography and his plan to obtain and sexually abuse a child.
"Today's severe sentence is a just and appropriate outcome for this child predator. There is no doubt that both our district and our children have been made safer as a result. I greatly appreciate the FBI for their dedicated and quick response to a situation that could easily have resulted in tragedy," said U.S. Attorney Walt Green stated.
This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with assistance from the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office and cooperation from the District Attorney's Office for the Nineteenth Judicial District. The matter was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Chris Dippel, who serves as a Deputy Chief in the Criminal Division.