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HSI Arrests Massachusetts Man Charged for Allegedly Producing Child Sexual Abuse Material

Release Date: May 30, 2024

BOSTON — An Adams man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Springfield, Massachusetts, and arrested by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New England special agents for sexually exploiting a child to produce child sexual abuse material.

Brian Warner, 38, was charged with one count of sexual exploitation of a child. Warner was arrested May 28 by HSI special agents and, following an initial appearance in federal court in Springfield, was detained pending a detention hearing the following day.

According to the indictment, between July 2016 and December 2016, Warner employed, used, persuaded, induced, enticed and coerced a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing child sexual abuse material.

The charges of sexual exploitation a child and attempted sexual exploitation of a child provide for a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years and up to 30 years in prison, a lifetime of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. sentencing guidelines and statutes that govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case.

Acting U.S. Attorney Joshua S. Levy and HSI New England Special Agent in Charge Michael J. Krol made the announcement May 30. Assistant U.S. Attorney Catherine G. Curley of the Springfield Branch Office is prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Report suspected child exploitation to the HSI tip line at 877-4-HSI-TIP or through the CyberTipline on the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's website.

Last Updated: 05/31/2024
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