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Bakersfield Man Sentenced To More Than Eleven Years In Prison for Child Pornography Offense

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

FRESNO, Calif. — Eliot Brown, 29, of Bakersfield, California, was sentenced yesterday to more than eleven years in prison for receipt and distribution of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

Chief U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill also imposed a term of supervised release of 15 years, during which Brown will be required to register as a sex offender and his access to the internet, computers, and children will be restricted.

According to court documents, between February 1, 2014, and October 7, 2015, he knowingly received more than 600 images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, some of which depicted violence. On at least two occasions, Brown encouraged a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct and transmit the images to him. 

This case was the result of an investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Bakersfield, California and Fayetteville, Arkansas. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Gappa prosecuted the case.

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 Attorneys’ 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 those who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit Click on the “resources” tab for information about internet safety education.

Updated October 17, 2017

Press Release Number: 1:17-cr-00170 LJO-SKO