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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Texas

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Midland Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Coercion and Enticement of a Minor

Midland resident Kenneth Simon Brzoznowski, age 37, will serve 29 years and 7 months in federal prison for coercion and enticement of a minor announced Acting United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent in Charge Waldemar Rodriguez in El Paso.

In addition to the prison term handed down today, U.S. District Judge Robert Junell ordered that Brzoznowski be placed under supervised release for a period of 10 years after completing his prison term.

On October 17, 2014, Brzoznowski pled guilty to using a cell phone to entice a minor female to engage in sexual activity.  According to court records, the defendant used a phone app called “Tango” to have a sexually explicit conversation with a female minor.  This app was discovered by Brzoznowski’s parole officer. Brzoznowski was previously incarcerated in 2005 for attempting to meet with a 13-year-old girl to have sex.

"Part of HSI's mandate is to protect children in our community from criminals that want to harm them," said Waldemar Rodriguez, Special Agent in Charge of HSI El Paso. "It's a part of our mission that we pursue aggressively."

This investigation was conducted by Homeland Security Investigations.   Assistant United States Attorney Austin Berry prosecuted this case on behalf of the Government.

Project Safe Childhood
Updated March 20, 2015