LAFAYETTE — A Crowley man has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for using his cellphone to video two drugged girls having sex with others, then driving into Texas with the phone, officials said.
U.S. District Judge Richard Haik also sentenced Tylerton James Clement, 20, to five years supervised release after he leaves prison and ordered him to register as a sex offender once he’s released from prison.
“At the time of this incident, Clement was 18, old enough to know that he shouldn’t use his cell phone to video sex acts with children,” U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley said in a release.
Clement pleaded guilty Jan. 7 to the April 2011 incident.
Finley said two boys, both under 18, picked up two 13-year-old girls, gave them drugs and took them to a Crowley hotel for sex.
At some point, Clement walked in and started to video the four with his cellphone, Finley said. She said Clement admitted to taking the video file to Texas.
The agencies investigating Clement included the FBI, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, State Police, the U.S. Postal Service and Crowley police.
The case was part of the Justice Department’s Project Safe Childhood. Anyone who suspects sexual abuse of children can report it to the FBI in Lafayette at (337) 233-2164, or report the crime to tips.fbi.gov