LAKE CHARLES, La. – United States Attorney Brandon B. Brown announced that Shane Robinson, 28, of Lake Charles, Louisiana, has been sentenced by United States District Judge James D. Cain, Jr. to 180 months (15 years) in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, on child pornography charges. Robinson was indicted by a federal grand jury in Lafayette and charged with production of child pornography and pleaded guilty to the charge on May 26, 2022.
Robinson was identified by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) as a person who may be possessing or distributing child pornography. Law enforcement agents obtained a search warrant and seized Robinson’s cell phone. On the cell phone, agents found sexually explicit images of a 4-year old child which Robinson had produced using the cell phone. In fact, Robinson can be seen in one of the sexually explicit images. Law enforcement agents questioned Robinson and he admitted to producing the images using his cell phone.
The case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security – Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Luke Walker.
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. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood combines 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 www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
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