Man gets 15 years for child pornography crimes

A Henderson man was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison Wednesday for child pornography crimes.

Richard Carl Brown, 35, was convicted in February of several felony counts, including advertising and transporting child pornography.

U.S. District Judge Robert C. Jones also ordered Brown to spend a lifetime on supervised release.

“Thousands of children, including large numbers of runaway and homeless youth, are exploited in the production and distribution of pornographic materials,” Nevada U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden said in a news release. “These children are re-victimized for the rest of their lives, as these materials are repeatedly circulated electronically.”

The criminal case began in 2011 with an undercover investigation by the Henderson Police Department and was put together by the Southern Nevada Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

A search of Brown’s computer equipment found that it contained at least 24,950 images of child pornography, prosecutors said.

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