Man Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison
For Possession and Production of Child Pornography
HAMMOND – Rickey D. Brown, Jr., age 41, of Hobart, Indiana, who previously lived in Florida, was sentenced before U.S. District Court Judge Joseph S. Van Bokkelen upon his plea of guilty to possession and production of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.
Brown was sentenced to 360 months in prison followed by 20 years of supervised release.
“This 30 year sentence should send a strong message to all other sexual predators,” said U.S. Attorney Kirsch. “Children are the most vulnerable victims and my Office will do everything in our power to prosecute and to seek appropriate sentences against sexual predators.”
According to documents in the case, between January 1, 2014 and April 29, 2015, Rickey D. Brown produced photographs of a six to seven-year-old child diagnosed with Autism, who he persuaded to engage in sexually explicit conduct. He admitted to molesting the child on more than one occasion while the child was in his care. Brown also possessed child pornography, including depictions of minors under age twelve.
This case was investigated by the FBI, and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jill R. Koster.