Virginia Man Pleads Guilty to Using Facebook to Entice Minors from Across the Country to Produce Child Pornography
RICHMOND, VA—Cameron Scot Bivins-Breeden, 21, of King George County, Va., pleaded guilty today to production of child pornography and enticement of a minor.
Dana J. Boente, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Adam S. Lee, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Richmond Field Office, made the announcement after the plea was accepted by United States District Judge John A. Gibney.
Bivins-Breeden was indicted on April 15, 2014, by a federal grand jury on production of child pornography, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2251, and enticement of a minor, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2422. He faces a maximum penalty of life imprisonment when he is sentenced on September 22, 2014.
In a statement of facts filed with his plea agreement, Bivins-Breeden admitted to enticing 38 juvenile females located across the country, ranging from 11 to 17 years old, to produce child pornography. As part of the scheme, Bivins-Breeden contacted the victims via Facebook on his iPhone posing as a juvenile female and enticed them to produce child pornography. After the juvenile victims produced the pornographic images, they sent them to Bivins-Breeden over the Internet. When the victims refused to produce additional child pornography images, Bivins-Breeden threatened to send the previously obtained images to the victims’ friends, family, and schoolmates on Facebook. In total, Bivins-Breeden admitted to sending 95 child pornography images in an effort to convince victims he was, in fact, a juvenile female and causing victims to produce 45 child pornography images.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Erik S. Siebert and Commonwealth of Virginia, Office of the Attorney General, Assistant Attorney General and Special United States Attorney Samuel Fishel are prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.
A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.justice.gov/usao/vae. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at http://www.vaed.uscourts.gov or on https://pcl.uscourts.gov.