Louisiana Man Sentenced to 24 Years For Production of Child Pornography Involving a Six-Year-Old Child

Published April 13, 2023

Louisiana Man Sentenced to 24 Years For Production of Child Pornography Involving a Six-Year-Old Child

Louisiana – A Louisiana man has been sentenced to 24 years in federal prison for the production of child pornography involving a six-year-old child.

United States Attorney Ronald C. Gathe, Jr. announced on April 12, 2023, that U.S. Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick sentenced William Hunter Davis, age 35, of Denham Springs, Louisiana, to 292 months (24 years, 4 months) in federal prison following his conviction for production of child pornography. At sentencing, Chief Judge Dick described Davis’s conduct as “heinous” particularly since it “involved a contact offense in a familial relationship.” Following his term of imprisonment, Davis must serve five years of supervised release and register as a sex offender for life. Upon release from prison, he will be prohibited from contacting anyone under 18, and barred from visiting or living near schools, public pools, playgrounds, and other places with the primary purpose of servicing children.

According to admissions made during his plea, Davis recorded pornographic videos of himself engaging in sexually explicit conduct with a six-year-old minor child between January 1, 2020, and May 31, 2021.

U. S. Attorney Gathe stated, “The efforts of the FBI and Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office cannot be praised enough. Their hard work in helping bring this defendant to justice defines the Project Safe Childhood Initiative. With this sentence, child sex predators are put on notice that this type of offense will not be tolerated in the Middle District of Louisiana.”

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office investigated the case, which was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney April M. Leon Johnson.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide campaign launched by the Department of Justice in May 2006 to tackle the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Project Secure Childhood, led by US Attorneys’ Offices and CEOs, marshals federal, state, and local resources to better detect, capture, and punish persons who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims. To learn more about Project Safe Childhood, go to http://www.justice.gov/psc.