Man Sentenced for Uploading Child Pornography to Dropbox
A Louisiana man was sentenced to 67 months in prison for uploading sexually explicit pictures and videos of children to a Dropbox account. Dropbox, in this case, appears to have notified law enforcement of the contents of the man’s cloud storage account.
Homeland Security Investigations arrested this man in February 2018. With assistance from the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Department, they raided his house, searched his electronic devices, found illegal content, and charged him with 500 counts of child pornography crimes (possession and receiving).
Scott man sentenced to 67 months in prison for uploading child pornography to Dropbox account
United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that a Scott man was sentenced Tuesday to five years and seven months in prison for possessing child pornography on a Dropbox account.
Larry Guidry, 25, of Scott, Louisiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell on one count of possession of child pornography. He was also sentenced to 10 years of supervised release and must register as a sex offender. According to the July 10, 2018 guilty plea, law enforcement agents received information that an online Dropbox account was being used to store child pornography. Dropbox is internet service used to store digital information such as documents, images and other data. Agents searched the account and found 100 images and 23 videos of child pornography. Agents searched Guidry’s residence on February 21, 2018 and arrested him. He admitted to uploading the images to Dropbox.