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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Jersey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 26, 2019

Warren County Man Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Production Of Child Pornography, Online Enticement, Sending Interstate Extortionate Threats, And Stalking

NEWARK, N.J. – A Washington, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 240 months in prison for sex crimes, extortion and stalking – including asking a minor girl to produce explicit images of herself and threatening a second girl if she didn’t agree to meet and date him, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Brandon McIntyre, 27, was previously convicted of two counts of the production of child pornography, one count of the online enticement of a minor to engage in criminal sexual conduct, two counts of sending interstate extortionate threats, and one count of stalking following a one-week trial before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty, who imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court. He was sentenced to 240 months in prison on the first three counts, and 60 months in prison on the remaining three counts, all to run concurrently for a total term of 240 months.

According to the documents filed in this case and the evidence at trial:

McIntyre met various minor girls through Facebook, sometimes as himself, other times pretending to be a teenage girl. Over the course of the correspondence with one female, McIntyre threatened to hurt her boyfriend and kill her family when she refused to go out with him. In his interaction with another girl, McIntyre sent her images of his genitals and demanded that she send nude images of herself. McIntyre threatened the girl, claiming he was a state trooper who could arrest and imprison her family members if she did not send him nude images of herself. When one victim threatened to report McIntyre to her school guidance counselor, McIntyre responded, “Do it and see what happens” and “I can have ur family killed too and make u watch.”

McIntyre admitted to law enforcement that he, at times, pretended to be a teenage girl using the alias “Katie Thompson” in online chats with minors. He said he solicited minors to take and send nude images of themselves to him and threatened to harm minors and their loved ones on multiple occasions if they did not comply with his demands.

In addition to the prison term, Judge McNulty sentenced McIntyre to a lifetime term of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Gregory W. Ehrie in Newark; the Middlebury, Vermont, Police Department, and the Clinton Police Department with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Erica Liu and Senior Trial Counsel Danielle Alfonzo Walsman of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Criminal Division in Newark.

Defense counsel: Jim Patton Esq., Hackettstown, New Jersey

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Project Safe Childhood
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Press Release Number: 
19-218
Updated July 26, 2019