COLEMAN, MICHIGAN MAN SENTENCED ON
CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES
A Coleman, Michigan man was sentenced to 63 months in federal prison Thursday for receipt of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade. Ms. McQuade was joined in the by Special Agent in Charge, Brian Moskowitz, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations.
Brad Hoggard, 44, was indicted by a federal grand jury in November 2010, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) on charges of receiving child pornography. He pleaded guilty to one count of receiving child pornography in September.
The investigation revealed that from August 2009 to September 2009 Hoggard received child pornography via computer and stored the material on a hard drive. Agents recovered more than 600 images of child pornography on devices belonging to Hoggard.
Special Agent in Charge Moskowitz said, "While this sentence cannot restore the lost innocence of the children depicted in these images, it should serve as a warning to those who engage in this behavior: HSI and our partners will be relentless in our pursuit of online predators."
ICE encourages the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity through its toll-free hotline at 1-866-DHS-2ICE. This hotline is staffed around the clock by investigators. Suspected child sexual exploitation or missing children may be reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, an Operation Predator partner, at 1-800-843-5678 or http://www.cybertipline.com