3.9k Share this

A man who created and participated in child pornography was sentenced on Wednesday to life in federal prison without the possibility of parole for making sexually explicit materials involving at least 20 children.

Prosecutors said Arlan Wesley Harrell, of Hawthorne, Calif., joined an online bulletin board in 2016 where he advertised child sexual abuse materials involving children under the age of five.

Harrell, and his co-defendants, John Brinson, Jr. and Moises Martinez, accessed the online bulletin through Tor, a network designed to keep communication over the internet anonymous, prosecutors said.

Harrell, 27, created and engaged in the child pornography that exploited 20 children, some of whom were infants, investigators said.

He pleaded guilty on July 7 to engaging in a child exploitation enterprise, obtaining custody of a minor for the purposes of producing pornography, production of child pornography and possession of child pornography.

Martinez, 31, of San Jose, Calif., also was sentenced in September to 55 years in prison. Brinson, 28, of Fresco, Calif., is scheduled to be sentenced on April 22.

Another co-defendant, Keith Lawniczak, 57, of Fresno, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a child in 2019 and was sentenced in Aug. 2020 to 12 years in prison.

Source: NYPOST

3.9k Share this
You May Also Like

Nearly 4-in-5 Republicans in Georgia’s Trump Country Want Legal Immigration Dramatically Reduced

Almost four out of five Republican primary voters in Coweta County, Georgia, said…

GOP Rep. Mike Garcia Leads California’s Jungle Primary Field

Republican incumbent Rep. Mike Garcia leads California’s jungle primary field, according to…
Uvalde school shooting: Former Robb Elementary School teacher grieves for her mentor, students killed

Uvalde school shooting: Former Robb Elementary School teacher grieves for her mentor, students killed

UVALDE, Texas — Friday was another difficult night for people in Uvalde.…

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: Harry and Meghan to fly in for the four-day party

The Queen will welcome Harry and Meghan with open arms next week as…
Dakota Fanning (pictured) skipped the cremation step for her West Highland terrier, Lewellen, and simply had the dog¿s white fur pressed into a pendant

Transform your dog into a bonsai tree: barking new ways to let your pet live beyond the grave

Scarlett, my 14-year-old majestic standard poodle, had to be put down last…

Terraced house with three bedrooms, reception room, kitchen and back garden for sale for £5,000

Terraced house with three spacious bedrooms, reception room, kitchen and back garden…
Bernie Ecclestone (pictured with his wife Fabiana Flosi in 2017) was held by police in Brazil last night after an undocumented LW Seecamp .32 gun was found in his luggage at Viracopus International Airport

Bernie Ecclestone, 91, says small gun in his luggage was ‘only ever used to play jokes on people’

Formula One magnate Bernie Ecclestone, 91, says miniature gun found in his…
Electrical cords believed to be cause of fire that left toddler dead, 11 displaced in Roseland

Electrical cords believed to be cause of fire that left toddler dead, 11 displaced in Roseland

Electrical cords believed to be cause of fire that left toddler dead,…