Ocean Springs Man Pleads Guilty to Accessing Child Pornography with Intent to View

From:  News Release   3/22/17   GCN

Gulfport, Mississippi. – Kristopher Michael Brumfield, 38, of Ocean Springs, pled guilty on March 21, 2017 to one count of access with intent to view child pornography, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Harold Brittain and Special Agent in Charge Raymond R. Parmer, Jr. of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

In August 2014, HSI identified three user profiles contained within a foreign photo sharing website which contained child pornography. The HSI investigation that followed identified Brumfield as the individual who knowingly accessed the website and viewed the uploaded images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. It was further determined that via email, Brumfield corresponded with other users of the website, and subsequently traded numerous videos of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct via his email accounts.

Brumfield will be sentenced on June 20, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. by Chief U. S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr. He faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Andrea Jones and Glenda Haynes.