Coast Man Gets 40 Years for Child Pornography, Sexual Battery

November 15, 2018

Quincy Joshua LaBauve, 32, of Biloxi, will spend 40 years in prison for possessing child pornography and sexually abusing young girls.

Quincy Joshua LaBauve, 32, of Biloxi, will spend 40 years in prison for possessing child pornography and sexually abusing young girls, announced Attorney General Jim Hood.

The AG’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force conducted an online investigation into LaBauve’s activity in online chat rooms. LaBauve shared a picture of a preteen and stated that he was molesting her, which led to investigators executing a search warrant on his phone and computer where hundreds of sexual images and videos were found that he both downloaded and took on his own of young girls.

LaBauve was arrested last year by attorney general investigators and charged with two counts of child exploitation. Additionally, District Attorney Joel Smith’s office charged LaBauve with one count of sexual battery. He entered an open plea to the child exploitation charges last month. Harrison County Circuit Court Judge Roger Clark sentenced LaBauve on Thursday to 10 years on each count of child exploitation and 20 years on the sexual battery charge. The sentences will run consecutively, for a total of 40 years that will be served day-for-day in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

 

“Most importantly, the children in this awful situation are safe and receiving the proper care needed to live the life a child should get to live. Thanks to Judge Clark and the dedicated work of DA Smith and our prosecutors and investigators, this deranged man will not touch another innocent child,” said General Hood. “It is another level of evil when someone sexually abuses precious children.” 

The child exploitation cases were investigated by Jay Houston and prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Brandon Ogburn, both of the Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit. The sexual battery case was handled by the District Attorney’s Office of the 2nd Judicial District.

A total of 163 people have been convicted of child exploitation crimes to date by General Hood’s ICAC Task Force.

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