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            TYLER, TX – United States Attorney Matthew D. Orwig announced today that a 33-year-old Lufkin man has been sentenced to 240 months in federal prison for creating child pornography in the Eastern District of Texas.

ROBERT BRAMMER pleaded guilty to production of material involving the sexual exploitation of minors on January 3, 2007 and was sentenced today by United States District Judge Michael H. Schneider.

According to information presented in court, on October 23, 2006, a federal search warrant was executed at Brammer’s residence, during which a digital camera and computers were seized by law enforcement officers for forensic analysis.  During the analysis of these items, a total of 26 visual depictions involving a minor child engaging in sexually explicit conduct were recovered.  Brammer knowingly produced the sexually explicit photos of the child in 2006 and then loaded them on a computer at his residence. 

This case is being brought as part of Project Safe Childhood.  In February 2006, Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales launched Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.  Led by the United States Attorneys Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit .

            This case is being investigated by the United States Secret Service and the Longview Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Gregg A. Marchessault.