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Date: 01-21-2024

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United States of America v. Quincy J. LaBauve

Case Number: 1:21-cr-00714

Judge: Colleen Kollar-Kotelly

Court: The United States Court for the District of Columbia (Washington County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: The United States Attorney’s Office for Washington DC

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Defendant Used a Contraband Phone to Send Images to an Undercover Officer in DC

Quincy J. LaBauve, 37, an inmate serving 40 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections for child sex crimes, was sentenced today to an additional 235 months in federal prison for using a contraband cell phone to send and to seek out images of child sexual abuse material from behind bars.

The sentencing was announced by U.S. Attorney Matthew Graves and FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. Scott of the Washington Field Office Criminal and Cyber Division.

On September 5, 2023, while serving a Mississippi state sentence related to the sexual abuse and exploitation of a child, LaBuave, formerly of Biloxi, entered a guilty plea in U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia. to one count of distribution of child pornography.

In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ordered LaBauve to serve a lifetime term of supervised release. The federal prison sentence will run concurrently with his state prison sentence.

The federal charges stemmed from a roughly week-long online chat in early February 2020, during which LaBauve asked a Washington, D.C.-based undercover law enforcement officer to help him find someone who would be willing to share child pornography with him.

During the chat exchange, LaBauve sent approximately 10 images to the undercover officer depicting the sexual exploitation of children. In addition, he encouraged the undercover officer to rape his own daughter, described specific sexual acts that he wanted to see inflicted on the child, and set up a specific time where he was supposed watch the live-streamed rape of that child.

On February 18, 2020, Department of Corrections officers in Mississippi conducted a search of LaBauve’s cell and recovered two phones. The forensic analysis of one of those phones revealed the chats exchanged between LaBauve and the undercover officer, as well as at least 78 additional images depicting the sexual abuse of very young of children. These images included multiple still images and at least one video.

This case was investigated by the FBI Washington Field Office’s Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force. The task force is composed of FBI agents, detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department, along with other federal agents and detectives from northern Virginia and the District of Columbia. The task force is charged with investigating and bringing federal charges against individuals engaged in the exploitation of children and those engaged in human trafficking.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jocelyn Bond and Amy Larson, of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, and former Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Hutson.


Defendant was found guilty and sentenced to 235 months in federal prison

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