Shreveport man pleads guilty to receiving child pornography

SHREVEPORT, La. - A Shreveport man has pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography.

Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced Wednesday that James Vail, 52,  pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. to one count of receipt of child pornography.

According to the guilty plea, Vail received images of pornography on his computer from June 2015 to Oct. 2015 at
his home in Shreveport via an internet enabled electronic device.  A forensic examination of his computer revealed numerous images of child pornography.

Vail faces five to 20 years in prison, five years to life of supervised release, mandatory registration as a sex offender, forfeiture of property seized during the investigation and a $250,000 fine.

A sentencing date for Vail has been set for July 27.

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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.

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