A 33-year-old Baton Rouge man with previous state sex-crime convictions in Louisiana and Florida was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison Thursday for a child pornography conviction.
Bradley Scott Bourque also was ordered by Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson to pay $1,000 in restitution to one of his victims, U.S. Attorney Walt Green said.
Bourque will be on supervised release for 10 years once he gets out of prison.
State and federal agents searched Bourque’s home on April 20, 2013, following an online undercover investigation and discovered hundreds of child porn images and videos on his computer and external hard drive, Green said.
The agents determined during the course of the probe that Bourque had obtained many, if not all, of the child porn files through the Internet, Green said.
The Louisiana Attorney General’s Office Cyber Crime Unit and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security conducted the search.
“This conviction and sentence should signal the United States Attorney’s Office’s commitment to aggressively prosecuting individuals who actively seek out images of sexually exploited children,” Green stated.
Bourque previously was convicted of solicitation of a minor via computer under Florida law and indecent behavior with a juvenile under Louisiana law.