Brothers from Newport News Plead Guilty to Receipt of Child Pornography
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Andrew Lee Liesman, and his twin brother, Randall Scott Liesman, both 25, of Newport News, pled guilty January 22, 2013, to receipt of child pornography.
Neil H. MacBride for the Eastern District of Virginia, made the announcement after the pleas were accepted by United States District Magistrate Judge Lawrence R. Leonard.
The Liesman brothers were indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of distribution, receipt and possession of child pornography, as well as numerous charges of obscene visual representations of the sexual abuse of children. A search warrant was obtained after they distributed child pornography to undercover officers. They were arrested following execution of the search warrant and both confessed to downloading child pornography. Both men face up to 20 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release when they are sentenced on April 23, 2013.
The case was investigated by FBI and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Assistant U.S. Attorney Lisa R. McKeel is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.