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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Oregon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 4, 2019

Sandy Child Molester Sentenced to Over 18 Years in Federal Prison for Online Enticement and Child Pornography Offenses

PORTLAND, Ore.—Larry Lewis Hudson, 46, of Sandy, Oregon, was sentenced today to 220 months in federal prison for the attempted enticement of children online and possession and distribution of child pornography. Upon completion of his prison sentence, Hudson will be on supervised release for 20 years, during which he will be subject to stringent conditions of supervision, including a requirements that he participate in and complete sex offender treatment, and that he register as a sex offender.

“This defendant has now been convicted twice for exploiting and abusing children,” said Billy J. Williams, U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon. “His first prison sentence was not enough to deter him from victimizing more children. This 18-year sentence will do just that—protect our most vulnerable community members from a known predator.”

According to court documents, Hudson’s crimes were identified by independent law enforcement investigations conducted by agencies in four different states.

The earliest began in July 2015, when a father in Louisiana reported that a person using the name “Brian Johnson” had exchanged sexually explicit messages with and received at least one explicit photo from his 13-year-old daughter using the Kik Messenger mobile application. Later, in January 2016, a mother in Illinois called police after learning that her developmentally disabled 16-year-old daughter had sent explicit images of herself to “Brian Johnson” using Kik. In March 2016, a detective in Arizona who was posing online as a 15-year-old girl was contacted by “Brian Johnson” who claimed to be a 22-year-old living in Sandy. A few days after that exchange, “Brian Johnson” contacted an investigator in Texas posing online as a 14-year-old girl from Georgia. Hudson was later identified as the person calling himself Brian Johnson.

During online exchanges with the two detectives, Hudson repeatedly engaged in sexually explicit conversations, sent them child pornography and asked them if they would engage in the depicted sex acts with him. He asked them for explicit images of themselves, told the detective in Arizona that he planned to move there and asked if she would get together with him to have sex.

On March 29, 2017, FBI agents executed a federal search warrant at Hudson’s residence in Sandy. They seized a number of electronic devices including two cell phones. A forensic examination of the phones revealed 49 explicit images depicting children engaged in sexual acts with adults, including many of the images Hudson sent to the detectives. Hudson later admitted to using the “Brian Johnson” alias and sending sexually-explicit materials to minors.

Hudson pleaded guilty to one count each of attempted online enticement of a minor, distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography on July 17, 2018.

In December 2000, Hudson was convicted in Clackamas County Circuit Court of unlawful sexual penetration with a foreign object and first degree sexual abuse after repeatedly molesting a girl under 12 over a seven month period. Hudson was sentenced to and served three years in prison. His prison sentence was followed by a 10-year term of post-prison supervision during which he repeatedly violated his supervision conditions.

The FBI investigated this case. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Gary Y. Sussman, Project Safe Childhood Coordinator for the District of Oregon.

This case was 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. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

The FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force (CETF) conducts sexual exploitation investigations – many of them undercover – in coordination with other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. The Portland FBI’s CETF consists of agents and task force officers from the Beaverton Police Department, Portland Police Bureau, Tigard Police Department, Hillsboro Police Department, and the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office. The FBI’s CETF is committed to locating and arresting those who prey on children as well as recovering underage victims of sex trafficking and child exploitation.

Anyone who has information about the physical or online exploitation of children are encouraged to call the FBI at (503) 224-4181 or submit a tip online at www.fbi.gov/tips.

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Updated February 4, 2019