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LYONS MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO PRODUCING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 31, 2013

           GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN – Floyd Andrew Brown, Jr., 35, of Lyons, Michigan
pleaded guilty before the Hon. Ellen Carmody, U.S. Magistrate Judge, to two counts of
producing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Patrick A. Miles, Jr. announced today. Brown faces
a minimum of 15 years and a maximum of 60 years of imprisonment, and he will be required to
serve a term of supervised release after his prison term has been completed. Brown will also be
required to register as a sexual offender.

           Brown admitted at the plea hearing that he had sexually abused young girls and had
produced child pornography videos and images at his home in Ionia County. He also admitted
that on other occasions, he had used and attempted to use other minor females to create child
pornography. Finally, Brown admitted to possessing child pornography images at various times
in November and December 2012. Brown was ultimately taken into custody in December 2012,
and he remains in custody pending sentencing.

           This case is part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect
children from online exploitation and abuse. The U.S. Attorney's Office, county prosecutor's
offices, the Internet Crimes Against Children task force (ICAC), federal, state, and local law
enforcement are working closely together to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who
exploit children. The partners in Project Safe Childhood work to educate local communities
about the dangers of online child exploitation, and to teach children how to protect themselves.
For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit the following web site:
www.projectsafechildhood.gov. Individuals with information or concerns about possible child
exploitation should contact local law enforcement officials.

           The Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the
Michigan State Police (MSP) investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean M. Lewis
prosecuted the case.

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