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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Winter Park Man Sentenced To 25 Years In Federal Prison For Producing And Distributing Sexually Explicit Photos Of Young Children

Orlando, FL – U.S. District Judge Wendy Berger today sentenced Kelly Brown (41, Winter Park) to 25 years in federal prison for producing sexually explicit images of children and distributing these images over the internet. The court also ordered Brown to serve a life term of supervised release, register as a sex offender, and forfeit electronic devices that were used to commit his criminal offenses. Brown had pleaded guilty on October 19, 2021.

According to court documents, between June and July 2021, Brown produced several sexually explicit images depicting two young children. On July 19, 2021, Brown distributed some of these images over the internet using a web-based chat application. The next day, FBI agents approached Brown near his residence. During an interview with agents, Brown admitted that he had taken the contraband images of the two children using his smart phone at his residence during June and July 2021, and further, that he distributed them over the internet. Subsequent forensic analysis of Brown’s smart phone and data card revealed that it contained 151 videos and 67 images depicting the sexual abuse of children, including infants.

This case was investigated by the FBI. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Amanda Daniels.

This is another case 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 individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

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Updated May 25, 2022