A federal judge on Friday sentenced a Ville Platte man to 70 months in prison for possessing and receiving child pornography through an online file-sharing program.
Bradley Smith, 60, must register as a sex offender and was also sentenced to 10 years of supervised release on two counts of possessing child pornography and three counts of receiving child pornography, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley’s office. A federal jury in July found Smith guilty after 40 minutes of deliberation following a two-day trial.
Law enforcement seized Smith’s computers in September 2012 and found 40 videos and 1,100 images of child pornography on the devices, the release stated. Authorities detected his activities on a file-sharing program used to download the images.
The FBI and Louisiana State Police conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys John Luke Walker and Robert C. Abendroth prosecuted the case.