GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — 35-Year old Andrew Brown Jr. from Lyons, Mich. pleaded guilty to two counts of producing child pornography, according to U.S. Attorney Patrick A. Miles, Jr.
Brown faces a minimum of 15 years and a maximum of 60 years in prison, and he will be required to serve a term of supervised release after his prison term has been completed. Brown will also be required to register as a sexual offender.
Brown admitted at the plea hearing that he had sexually abused young girls and had produced child pornography videos and images at his home in Ionia County. He also admitted that on other occasions, he had used and attempted to use other minor females to create child pornography. Brown also admitted to possessing child pornography images at various times in November and December 2012. He was arrested in December 2012, and he remains in custody pending sentencing.
This case is part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.
For more information about Project Safe Childhood, visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.