Man pleads guilty to possession of child pornography


STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man convicted of having sex with a 13-year-old girl over a decade ago has pleaded guilty to a federal child pornography possession charge.

The Stamford Advocate reports that 31-year-old Brian Pennell entered his plea in a Hartford federal court on Wednesday.

Pennell was arrested and charged in February 2018 after officers found he had violated a 15-year probation sentence stemming from a 2008 conviction of second-degree sexual assault and possession of child pornography.

He served 30 months in prison.

The conditions of his release as a child sex offender prevented him from having any children’s clothing, toys or games as well as access to a camera, recording device or internet service.

Pennell is scheduled to be sentenced in September to at least 15 years in prison.


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