Crime

What he accessed on his computer got him 10 years in prison and lifetime supervision

Kristopher Michael Brumfield
Kristopher Michael Brumfield

A man accused of downloading and distributing child pornography has been sentenced on a lesser charge and given the maximum prison term and probation period.

Kristopher Brumfield, 39, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and will be on lifetime supervision, Chief U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. ordered on Thursday.

Brumfield committed his crimes in Biloxi and Ocean Springs over a period of about three months in 2014, indictment said.

He is a single father of four children, according to letters of support sent to the judge.

Brumfield also owes a total of $20,100.

Brumfield was indicted Aug. 23, 2016, on three charges that could have led to stiffer penalties than what he received. He also was accused of trafficking child pornography, and had pleaded not guilty after his arrest.

Brumfield accepted a plea deal March 21 on a charge of access with intent to view child pornography.

He admitted viewing at least one picture of a minor involved in sexual activity between Feb. 6, 2014, and April 5, 2014, according to the indictment.

A Homeland Security Investigations agent in August 2014 had found three user profiles on a photo-sharing website based in an other country, Acting U.S. Attorney Harold Brittain said in March.

Brumfield had created the profiles to access the website to view pornographic pictures of children, Brittain said. Brumfield began communicating with others through the website and traded pornographic pictures of children through emails with others, he said.

Brumfield’s sentencing started June 22. The hearing was was delayed so his attorney could receive the results of a psychosexual evaluation, records show.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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