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Western District of North Carolina

Friday, July 8, 2016

Charlotte Man Sentenced To More Than Eight Years In Prison On Possession Of Child Pornography Charges

CHARLOTTE, N.C. B  Brandon Daniel Enright, 29, of Charlotte, was sentenced today to 97 months in prison for possession of child pornography, announced Jill Westmoreland Rose, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.  U.S. District Judge Robert J. Conrad, Jr. presided over today’s hearing, and ordered Enright also to serve ten years of supervised release and to register as a sex offender.  

John A. Strong, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Charlotte Division and Chief Kerr Putney of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department join U.S. Attorney Rose in making today’s announcement.

According to court documents and information introduced at the sentencing hearing, on or about October 20, 2013, Enright shared child pornography online with an undercover agent using a peer-2-peer network.  During a subsequent search of Enright’s residence in Charlotte, law enforcement seized a computer and two external hard drives.  Forensic analyses of those devices revealed that Enright possessed 251 videos of child pornography, depicting prepubescent minors engaging in sexual acts. 

Enright pleaded guilty in September 2015 to one count of possession of child pornography.  He is currently in custody and will be transferred to the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons upon designation of a federal facility.  All federal sentences are served without the possibility of parole. 

U.S. Attorney Rose thanked the FBI and CMPD for their investigation of this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Cortney Randall of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte was in charge of the prosecution.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in 2006 by the Department of Justice, aimed at combating the growing online sexual exploitation of children.By combining resources, federal, state and local agencies are better able to locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue those victims.For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit


Project Safe Childhood
Updated July 8, 2016