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Colorado Springs Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Federal Prison for Production of Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Colorado

DENVER—The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announces that Brandon Bourret, age 47, of Colorado Springs, was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison, followed by 7 years of supervised release, for production of child pornography. 

According to the facts contained in the plea agreement, the defendant began sexually abusing Minor #1, who was 13 years old at the time, when he lived in the Philippines in 2011.  He also created photographs depicting his sexual abuse of Minor #1 during that time frame.  After moving back to the United States in October 2011, the defendant continued to sexually abuse Minor #1 and memorialize the sexual abuse in photographs and videos during trips to the Philippines in 2012 and 2013.  Additionally, while in Colorado, the defendant utilized the Internet to produce sexually explicit images depicting Minor #1 and a second victim, Minor #2, from April 2014 to July 2014. 

“The exploitation of children is a grievous and intolerable crime,” said United States Attorney Cole Finegan.  “Thanks to the efforts of our law enforcement partners, this predator has been stopped in his tracks.”

“Protecting children is a top priority of every community and law enforcement agency, including the FBI. In this case, the defendant sexually abused and exploited children for years,” said FBI Denver Special Agent in Charge Mark Michalek. “His depraved conduct is deplorable. Now he is in a place where he can’t harm children anymore.”

United States District Court Judge William J. Martinez presided over the sentencing on August 16, 2023.

The FBI investigated the case.  Assistant United States Attorney Alecia L. Riewerts handled the prosecution.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit  For more information about Internet safety education, please visit and click on the "Resources" tab on the left of the page.  

Case number:  20-cr-00289

Updated August 25, 2023

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