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Monroe Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Receipt of Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Louisiana

MONROE, La. – United States Attorney Brandon B. Brown announced that Robert Scott Brown, Jr., 40, of Monroe, Louisiana, has been sentenced by United States District Judge Terry A. Doughty to 121 months in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, for receipt of child pornography. Brown pleaded guilty to the charge on October 10, 2023.

In 2021, agents with the Child Exploitation Unit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) began investigating individuals who were suspected of distributing and receiving child sexual abuse material over the internet through a peer-to-peer network. On or about February 1, 2022, in connection with this investigation, the FBI and Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at the apartment of Brown. Agents located and seized four hard drives from the apartment, and a subsequent search confirmed the hard drives contained child pornography. One of the images which was downloaded to the hard drive on or about January 31, 2021, was a 23-second video of a girl performing oral sex on an adult male.

A restitution hearing has been scheduled for April 3, 2024.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jessica D. Cassidy.

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 combines 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

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Updated January 10, 2024

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