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Brothers from Newport News Plead Guilty to Receipt of Child Pornography

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 23, 2013

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.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.justice.gov/usao/vae.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov or on https://pcl.uscourts.gov.

 

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