Sex trafficking, child porn charges in ChesCo

The Chester County District Attorney’s office and Willistown Township Police Department announced the arrest of Lawrence Jamieson Jr. and John C. Brown on charges of sex trafficking, child pornography, sexual assault, conspiracy, and related charges.

According to a press release, Willistown police received a report about child sexual abuse on Aug. 1 and initiated an investigation of defendants Jamieson and Brown.

Police obtained a search warrant for Jamieson’s residence whefre they recovered approximately 1,000 DVDs, thumb drives, and other electronic storage devices containing such titles such: “Asian 4 yo”; “ymmiss – 7 yo”; and “Roxanne 13 yo.”  Such titles are normally associated with child pornography, the release said.

Lawrence Jamieson Jr.

Lawrence Jamieson Jr.

Police also discovered that the devices contained at least 5,000 of the images and videos depicting naked children, sexually explicit images of children, and adults sexually assaulting children.  One of the recovered images lists the name of a girl and a local high school.

After forensic interviews of the juvenile female victim and other interviews, along with a review of electronic devices, police said they discovered the full scope of the operations of the defendants.

The prelease continued, saying Jamieson, 57, of Malvern, introduced the victim to Brown in 2015 when the victim was 15 years old.  Jamieson and Brown, now 25, of Norristown, told the victim that Brown was a 17-year-old cyber school student. Brown changed his appearance to look younger. Jamieson and Brown had agreed on this cover story in order to lure the victim into a relationship.

Brown entered into a sexual relationship with the victim.  Jamieson and Brown then both began engaging in sexual activity with the victim. They took pictures and videos of this sexual activity, stored these electronic records, and exchanged them via text messages and email. The crimes began in 2015 and continued through July of 2016.

County District Attorney Hogan said the case, “shows the full developmental cycle of child predators. They start with possession of child pornography. They next move to creating and distributing child pornography. Finally, they take the ultimate step to sexually assaulting and even trafficking children. Each act is a link in the chain of misery that is child sexual abuse.”

John C. Brown

John C. Brown

Willistown Police Chief John Narcise stated, “Even after decades of serving in law enforcement, the scope and nature of these crimes are staggering.  I have never seen as large a trove of child pornography in the history of Chester County, and the rest of the conduct is unspeakable.  I do not know what kind of a depraved mind could possibly enjoy this sickening abuse of innocent children.”

The defendants both were arrested. The charges against them include sex trafficking in minors, sexual abuse of children for creating and possessing child pornography, sexual assault, conspiracy, and related charges.  Both defendants were committed to Chester County Prison after failing to post bail.

Hogan added, “Evil exists, even in places we least expect it.  We are concerned that there may be other victims out there.  Anybody with information about either Lawrence Jamieson or John Brown should contact the Willistown Township Police Department immediately.”

Anybody with information may contact Willistown Detective Steve Jones at 610-251-0222.

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