A Sheridan man faces Federal charges after certain images were found on his computer. 28-year-old Christopher Brown faces 3 counts of sexual exploitation of children. There is one count each of possession, receiving, and transporting child pornography. Brown was arrested last weekend based on a several month investigation conducted by Wyoming’s Division of Criminal Investigation. He made his initial appearance Tuesday before Federal Magistrate Judge David Smith.
The prosecution has filed a motion to hold a detention hearing for Brown. If the judge finds for the government at that hearing, Brown would be ineligible for bond and would remain incarcerated throughout the court proceedings.
Judge Smith agreed to combine the detention hearing and Brown’s preliminary hearing. The date for the hearings has not been set.
Brown faces up to 50 years in prison and $750,000 in fines if he’s convicted on all counts.