Mouton was indicted in May 2008 and pled guilty on July 28, 2008 to one count of production of child pornography. Following a national investigation by the FBI evidence revealed that Mouton was distributing child pornography using the internet. Following a search warrant, which was executed at the defendant’s house, a computer was found at the defendant’s work containing child pornography. Also, seized was the defendant’s cellphone on which images can be found of a young boy in a lewd act. Mouton could also be seen in the image.
Mouton admitted that he had taken the images of the boy found on his telephone. The boy was 14-years-old at the time. Images of two other boys in a lewd act were also found on Mouton’s computer. He admitted to taking these images also.
At the sentencing Thursday, Judge Haik recommended that Mouton be sent to the Federal Prison located in Devin, Massachussets, where he could receive extensive treatment for his sexual problem. He also ordered that Mouton continue receiving treatment while on supervised release.
“Children are exploited on a daily basis,” said Judge Haik. “This office will actively continue investigating and prosecuting such matters seeking maximum punishment. Children’s safety, emotional well-being, and their very lives depend on such investigations and prosecutions.”
Sentencinig in federal court is determined by the discretion of federal judges and the governing statute. United States sentencing guidelines established by the United States Congress and the United States Sentencing Commission only used by the United States Congress and the United States Sentencing Commission are only used as guidelines by the judge in determining the appropriate sentence. Parole has been abolished in the federal system.
The Case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John Luke Walker.