KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – On September 10, 2021, Thomas A. Varlan, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee, sentenced Daniel Logan Brown, 24, to serve 180 months in federal prison for advertising child pornography on the internet. Following his imprisonment, Brown will be supervised by the United States Probation Office for ten years and will be required to register with the state sex offender registry in any state in which he lives, works, or attends school. Additionally, Brown will be required to pay $60,000 in restitution to victims of his crime.
According to the filed plea agreement, Brown admitted that he advertised child pornography by circulating hyperlinks to others that linked to online data storage accounts where Brown had saved child pornography. According to other documents filed in the case, the online storage accounts contained thousands of files of child pornography for others to download.
The case was jointly investigated by the Knoxville Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit and the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew T. Morris represented the United States.
This case was brought forward as part of Project Safe Childhood (PSC), a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, PSC 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 PSC, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
Making sure that victims of federal crimes are treated with compassion, fairness and respect.