New Iberia man pleads guilty to possessing child pornography

A businessman from New Iberia on Friday pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography, Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said in a news release.

Philip deMahy, 51, pleaded guilty to 10 counts of possessing pornography involving children, the Attorney General’s Office said.

DeMahy was jailed in November after state and federal agents found child pornography on his computer, the release states.

DeMahy, an advertising executive, pleaded guilty in front of state District Judge Charles Porter in New Iberia.

Porter set sentencing for April 4, when deMahy will face sentences of up to 10 years on each of the 10 counts, the release states.

The case was prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office, with the investigation conducted by State Police with assistance from the FBI, according to the release.