A Texas man awaits sentencing after being found guilty of attempting use a Louisiana girl to produce child pornography and perform sexual acts.

According to U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley, a federal jury found 49-year-old Anthony Thompson of Richmond,Texas guilty of attempting to use a child to produce child pornography and attempting to entice a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity.

Evidence revealed Thompson persuaded a Louisiana woman to use her child to unknowingly produce a sexually explicit video. The victim and her father contacted police in Deridder when they found disturbing messages and photos on his wife's phone in December 2013.

The jury deliberated for one hour Friday following the week-long trial.

“It took courage for any victim to come forward under these circumstances,” Finley stated. “This young girl and her father are to be commended for assisting law enforcement in stopping this abuser. I want to encourage all victims of sexual abuse to speak up and know that there is help. You are not alone, and you are not at fault. I want to thank the prosecutors and the state, local and federal law enforcement officers who worked diligently to ensure that justice was served in this case. ”

Homeland Security Investigations, the DeRidder Police Department, Louisiana State Police and the Louisiana Department of Social Services conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Myers P. Namie and John Luke Walker are prosecuting the case.

Thompson's sentencing date has not been set.