☷Ponchatoula Man Sentenced in Federal Court for Attempted Enticement of a Minor
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Ponchatoula Man Sentenced in Federal Court for Attempted Enticement of a Minor United States Attorney Ronald C . Gathe , Jr . announced that U . S . District Judge Brian A . Jackson sentenced Jaime Aaron Sousa , age 28 , of Ponchatoula , Louisiana , to 120 months in federal prison following his conviction for attempted enticement of a minor . The Court further sentenced Sousa to serve a period of five years supervised release , which includes sex offender registration requirements , following his term of imprisonment . According to admissions made during his plea , in January 2021 , Sousa utilized a social media application to communicate with and sexually pursue an individual whom he believed to be a 13 - year - old girl . Throughout his communications , Sousa sent sexually explicit messages and photographs to the purported minor , he pressured the purported minor to send him sexually explicit photographs , and he coerced the purported minor to meet him to engage in sexual activity . Sousa then traveled to a location in Baton Rouge with the intent to engage in sexual activity with the purported minor , where he was ultimately arrested by federal and state law enforcement officials . This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation , Homeland Security Investigations , the Louisiana Bureau of Investigations , Louisiana State Police , and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office . The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jamie A . Flowers Jr . , who also serves as Chief of the Criminal Division . This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood , a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse , launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice . Led by U . S . Attorneys’ Offices and CEOS , Project Safe Childhood marshals federal , state , and local resources to better locate , apprehend , and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet , as well as to identify and rescue victims . For more information about Project Safe Childhood , please visit http://www . justice . gov/psc .
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