(STL.News) – Robert A. Hebert, 60, of Monroe, Louisiana, has been sentenced for child exploitation, Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced. United States District Judge Terry A. Doughty sentenced Hebert to 360 months (30 years) in prison followed by supervised release for life for the crime. Hebert pleaded guilty to the charge June 15, 2020.
The federal charges in this case stem from a complaint received by the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office on May 16, 2019 that a four-year old male child was being sexually assaulted and molested. After further investigation, law enforcement agents learned that Hebert had sexually exploited the minor victim. A search of Hebert’s laptop and digital camera revealed inappropriate images of the defendant and the victim, as well as images of other prepubescent children, which Hebert had downloaded from the internet.
The FBI and the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Earl M. Campbell prosecuted the case.