XENIA MAN SENTENCED TO 78 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012
Public Affairs Officer
DAYTON – Kenneth Brewer, 68, of Xenia, was sentenced in United States District Court here Friday to 78 months imprisonment for possession of child pornography.
Carter M. Stewart, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio and Edward J. Hanko, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced the sentence handed down Friday by United States District Judge Thomas M. Rose.
Brewer pleaded guilty on May 9, 2011 to one count of possession of child pornography. According to the statement of facts filed in court, a separate Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigation in another state revealed an individual known as “MP,” who was identified as being involved in child pornography and who had transmitted three e-mail messages containing images of child erotica and child pornography to an AOL screen name which was assigned to Brewer.
FBI agents subsequently contacted and questioned Brewer at his Xenia residence in September 2008, when Brewer admitted to his use of the AOL screen name, to chatting in special interest room on AOL with the names “preteen,” “teen,” “incest,” and various other sex related topics, and to having images of child erotica and nude children on his laptop.
A forensic analysis of Brewer’s laptop computer revealed more than 1,200 images of child modeling/erotica, more than 800 images of child pornography, and 7 images depicting child bondage. Brewer’s laptop and peripheral computer equipment and devices were forfeited as part of his plea agreement.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from exploitation and abuse. Led by the U.S. Attorneys Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov/.
Stewart commended the investigation by FBI agents, as well as Assistant U.S. Attorney Sheila Lafferty, who prosecuted the case.