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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Wisconsin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

“Redneck Chaos” Sentenced on Sexual Exploitation of a Child Charge

Gergory J. Haanstad, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on February 17, 2017, Timothy B. Brady II (age: 22) also known online as “Redneck Chaos,” of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, was sentenced by Chief District Judge William C. Griesbach to 12 years in federal prison for attempted sexual exploitation of a child in violation of Title 18 United States Code, Section 2251(a). Upon his release the defendant will be on federal supervised release for 6 years and will have to register as a sex offender in the jurisdiction in which he resides.

 

Brady used his cellular telephone to exchange texts and instant messages with scores of underage girls across the country, including two minor girls located in the Eastern District of Wisconsin. He convinced the girls to send him sexually explicit photographs and videos, often referring to the girls as “slaves” and himself as “master.” He would then threaten to send these photographs and videos to the girls’ school administrators, parents, friends, or threaten to release them on the internet if they did not send him additional content. In response, many of the teen girls sent Brady increasingly more graphic and sexually explicit photographs and videos.

 

In pronouncing sentence, Chief Judge Griesbach noted the reprehensible nature of Brady’s crime, as well as the serious psychological effects that his acts of exploitation will have on his victims. The court determined that his crime was deserving of a serious term of imprisonment.

 

The case was investigated by the Seymour Police Department, the Wisconsin Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble.

 

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006, by the U.S. Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), 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 to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

 

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Updated February 21, 2017