Delhi man pleads guilty to receiving child pornography
MONROE, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a Delhi man pleaded guilty Monday to producing child pornography.
Daniel Lee Brown, 28, of Delhi, La., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Robert G. James to one count of receiving child pornography. According to evidence presented at the guilty plea, Brown used the internet and Facebook, pretended to be a teenager, and directed an out-of-state 12-year-old child to produce and send him child pornography. Brown received this child pornography using his computer in Delhi on October 28, 2014.
Brown faces five to 20 years in prison, five years to life of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. He also faces forfeiture of the equipment used to store the child pornography. He also must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. A sentencing date of December 5, 2016 was set.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Homeland Security Investigations, the Louisiana State Police, the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Bossier City Marshal’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert W. Gillespie Jr. is prosecuting the case.
This case is part of Project Safe Childhood, a U.S. Department of Justice nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ 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 exploit children via the internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) also encourage the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity through its toll-free hotline at (866) 347-2423. Investigators are available at all hours to answer hotline calls. Tips or other information can also be submitted to ICE online by visiting their website at www.ice.gov/exec/forms/hsi-tips/tips.asp or through the Operation Predator smartphone application www.ice.gov/predator/smartphone-app. Tips may be submitted anonymously.