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Falconer Woman Arrested On Child Pornography Charges, Witness Tampering Conspiracy And Destruction Of Records

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York
Investigators Continue To Seek Help From The Public

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE: (716) 843-5817
FAX #: (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Lily A. Brandow, 20, of Falconer, NY, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with conspiracy to produce child pornography, conspiracy to commit witness tampering, distribution of child pornography, and destruction of records. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. 

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Dawn M. Carter, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, in June 2021, Brandow sold a video to a Snapchat user for $20 showing her, her “man” and a third person engaging in sexual relations. Brandow’s “man” is co-defendant Yusef Myrick who was arrested and charged by complaint in December 2021 with production, receipt, and distribution of child pornography. The third individual in the video was later identified by investigators as a 16-year-old girl. The complaint further states that Brandow took steps to delete Myrick’s email and social media accounts at Myrick’s instruction. Brandow also facilitated a three-way call between herself, Myrick and a victim. During the call, Myrick threatened the victim not to speak to investigators.

Myrick is accused of engaging in both online and sexual relationships with numerous minor females. When the relationships ended, Myrick cyberstalked, harassed, and threatened the minor females and their families with both physical and psychological harm. Myrick communicated with and sexually exploited at least seven victims primarily through Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram.

Members of the public who have information related to this case are asked to contact the Chautauqua County Sherriff’s Office at 716-753-4973, the Homeland Security Investigations Tip Line at 716-464-6070, or

The criminal complaint is the result of an investigation by the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff James B. Quattrone; the Jamestown Police Department, under the direction of Chief Timothy Jackson; and Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Acting Special Agent-in-Charge Matthew Scarpino.

The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.  

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Updated February 3, 2022

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