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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 8, 2015

Lubbock County Man Sentenced To 108 Months In Federal Prison For Possessing Prepubescent Child Pornography

LUBBOCK, Texas — A 27-year-old Shallowater, Texas, man, Michael Wayne Brown, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings to 108 months in federal prison and a 20-year term of supervised release, following his guilty plea in December 2014 to one count of possession of prepubescent child pornography. Acting U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas made the announcement today.

According to documents filed in the case, Brown owned various telephones and electronic devices, and he stored pornographic images on some of them, including an 8GB Sandisk memory card. On that memory card, Brown stored numerous images of child pornography, some of which involved prepubescent minors.

The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative, which was launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals, who sexually exploit children, and identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/. For more information about Internet safety education, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/ and click on the tab “resources.”

The Lubbock Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force and the FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven M. Sucsy prosecuted.

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Updated June 22, 2015