Corinth Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography
BANGOR, ME—United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that David Livingston Brown, 40, of Corinth, Maine, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Bangor to possession of child pornography.
According to court records, in April 2013, the defendant e-mailed a video containing child pornography to an undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) special agent. On July 18, 2013, a search warrant was executed at the defendant’s residence in Corinth. The defendant admitted sending and receiving images of child pornography by e-mail and collecting hundreds of images and videos of child pornography over several years. A forensic examination of computers and computer storage devices seized from the residence revealed hundreds of images and videos of child pornography.
The defendant faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.
The investigation was conducted jointly by the FBI and the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit. This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.