Former Air Force Member from Louisiana Sentenced for Child Pornography

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Former Air Force Member from Louisiana Sentenced for Child Pornography

Published November 19, 2021

Louisiana – Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that Adam Richard Henderson, 35, of Bossier City, Louisiana, has been sentenced by United States District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote to 60 months in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, on child pornography charges.

The Louisiana Bureau of Investigations received cypertip complaints from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in September and October 2020, alleging that a Yahoo user was in possession of several photos of child pornography. An investigation was launched, and it was determined that the email accounts belonged to Henderson. On July 16, 2021, he was charged with transportation of child pornography and pleaded guilty.

Henderson stated at his guilty plea hearing that on March 14, 2020, while living in Bossier City, Louisiana, he emailed photos of child pornography from two of his Yahoo email accounts. The photographs depicted prepubescent minors with their genital and pubic areas exposed in a lewd manner. At his guilty plea hearing on July 16, 2021, Henderson admitted to sending the photographs.

The case was investigated by the United States Air Force, Office of Special Investigations, and the Louisiana Bureau of Investigations. Jessica D. Cassidy, an assistant US attorney, prosecuted the case.

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