A Monroe County man pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Scranton to possessing child pornography, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Friday.
Jonathan Brownlee, 42, of Long Pond, admitted he used a laptop computer to access child pornography in a court hearing before U.S. District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office said between August 2017 and April 10, 2018 Brownlee possessed the child pornography while serving a term of supervised release for a previous conviction for receipt and distribution of child pornography.
The case was investigated by the FBI and the U.S. Probation Office. Assistant United States Attorney Francis P. Sempa is prosecuting the case.
The maximum penalty under federal law for the offenses is 20 years’ imprisonment, a
term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. There is also a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment because of Brownlee’s prior conviction for a child pornography crime, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.