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Former Long Beach Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Distribution

Posted by John Rogers | Mar 30, 2022

According to a press release by the U.S. Attorney's Office, a former Long Beach Police officer pleaded guilty in federal court for distributing child pornography, even when he was on duty as a police officer. Anthony Brown, of Lakewood, pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of child pornography. Brown is scheduled to be sentenced on July 25 by U.S. District Judge Andre Birotte, Jr. He faces a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison.

In a joint investigation by Homeland Security Investigations and the Long Beach Police Department, it was discovered that Brown used his smart phone to log into MeWe, an internet-based messaging application, including when he was on duty. While logged in, he knowingly distributed and possessed child pornography.

Brown admitted in his plea agreement that he distributed sexually explicit images of girls, some of whom are 11 to 12 years old.

Brown was a Long Beach Police officer for nearly 27 years. He left the department after his arrest on state child pornography charges. The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office dismissed the state charges in light of the federal case.

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