Delhi man sentenced to 10 years in prison for receiving child pornography
MONROE, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a Delhi man was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison for receiving child pornography.
Daniel Lee Brown, 28, of Delhi, La., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert G. James on one count of receiving child pornography. He was also ordered to serve 10 years of supervised release and must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. According to the September 12, 2016 guilty plea, Brown used the internet and Facebook, pretended to be a female teenager and directed an out-of-state 12-year-old to produce and send him child pornography. Brown received this child pornography using his computer in Delhi on October 28, 2014.
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 investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert W. Gillespie Jr. prosecuted 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.