New Iberia businessman pleads guilty to possessing child pornography
POSTED: Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 12:00am
UPDATED: Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 12:04am
NEW IBERIA, LA — Today, a New Iberia businessman pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography, announced Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.
Philip D. deMahy, 51, entered a plea of guilty to 10 counts of possession of pornography involving juveniles. Mr. deMahy, an advertising executive, was booked into the New Iberia Parish Jail on November 5, 2012, after state and federal agents discovered a variety of child pornography on his computer.
The guilty plea was accepted by Judge Charles Porter. Judge Porter ordered a pre-sentence investigation and will sentence deMahy on April 4. Each count of possession of child pornography carries a maximum sentence of up to 10 years in the Louisiana Department of Corrections.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General David Weilbaecher, Jr. and was the result of an investigation conducted by Louisiana State Police with assistance from the FBI.