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Registered Sex Offender Indicted For Federal Child Exploitation Offenses

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

Jackson, TN – A federal grand jury in the Western District of Tennessee recently returned a multi-count indictment charging a registered sex offender, Markettus Lorenzo Broyld, 47, of Jackson, Tennessee, with new federal child exploitation offenses.  United States Attorney Kevin G. Ritz announced the return of the indictment today.

Broyld is charged with production of child pornography, coercion and enticement of a minor, receipt and possession of child pornography, and commission of a felony offense involving a minor as a registered sex offender.  These charges are related to Broyld’s interactions with a minor in the Jackson area in and around December 2022.

According to the indictment, Broyld engaged in electronic communications with a minor.  During these communications, Broyld allegedly asked the minor to take and send sexually explicit photographs and videos, and the minor complied with that request.  Also according to the indictment, Broyld engaged in the possession of child pornographic photographs and videos on his cell phone.  Broyld is a convicted sex offender and was required to register under the sex offender registry in the state of Tennessee when these alleged offenses occurred.

If convicted on all counts, Broyld is facing a sentence of up to life in prison.  This case is pending before United States District Court Judge S. Thomas Anderson in Jackson, Tennessee with a trial date of October 15, 2024.  If Broyld is convicted of the charges, Judge Anderson will determine the sentence to impose on the defendant after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.  There is no parole in the federal system.

This case is being investigated by the FBI Memphis Child Exploitation Task Force and the Jackson Police Department.  Anyone with additional information on this case is asked to contact FBI Task Force Officer Aubrey Richardson.

The charges and allegations contained in the indictment are merely accusations of criminal conduct, not evidence.  The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and convicted through due process of law.

Assistant United States Attorney Josh Morrow is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.


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Updated May 13, 2024