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Shreveport man gets 87 months, lifetime supervised release after child porn plea

Kelvin R. McCallister, 45 (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office) Kelvin R. McCallister, 45 (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office)
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

A Shreveport man has been sentenced to 87 months in prison and a lifetime of supervised release for receiving child pornography on his home computer.

According to a statement released Friday by U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley, 45-year-old Kelvin McCallister was sentenced by U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. for one count of receiving child pornography.

The child pornography was discovered on a computer in McCallister's home during a search in May of 2013. That search was prompted by law enforcement detecting a computer accessing child pornography online.

McCallister pleaded guilty in April 2014.

More details from the U.S. Attorney's Office about this case and Project Safe Childhood:

Homeland Security Investigations-ICE and the Louisiana Attorney General's Office conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon B. Brown prosecuted the case.

The 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 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 www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

The U.S. Attorney's Office and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Homeland Security Investigations/Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) encourages the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity through its toll-free hotline at (866) DHS-2ICE. Investigators are available at all hours to answer hotline calls.

Tips or other information can also be submitted to ICE online at www.ice.gov/exec/forms/hsi-tips/tips.asp. Tips may be submitted anonymously.

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