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Memphis Man Sentenced to 35 Years in Federal Prison for Production, Distribution and Possession of Child Pornography

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

Memphis, TN – Lewis Falkner, 35, has been sentenced to 420 months in federal prison for production, distribution, and possession of child pornography. Joseph C. Murphy, Jr., United States Attorney announced the sentence today.

According to information presented in court, in June 2019, an undercover FBI agent began chatting on an instant messaging application with a man who said he had access to two 5-year-old boys. During the chats, the man sent photographs of himself, and eventually, pornographic videos and photographs of the two children. He also invited the undercover FBI agent to meet with him to engage in the sexual abuse of one of the children.

Through the investigation, the man was identified as Lewis Falkner. The children were 4-year-old relatives of a friend of Falkner.

The FBI Crimes Against Children Task Force investigated this case.

On February 1, 2022, United States District Judge John T. Fowlkes, Jr. sentenced Falkner to 420 months imprisonment to be followed by lifetime supervised release. He also must register for life as a sex offender. There is no parole in the federal system.

Assistant United States Attorney Lauren J. Delery prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.



Cherri Green
Public Affairs
(901) 544-4231

Updated February 2, 2022