Florida Man, Jeremy McCown Sentenced to 35 Years for Production of Child Pornography in Arizona, Minnesota, and South Carolina
TUCSON, AR (STL.News) Jeremy McCown, 39, of Wesley Chapel, Florida, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Raner C. Collins to 35 years in prison. McCown previously pleaded guilty to fourteen counts of Production of Child Pornography.
McCown was arrested on January 31, 2019, after an investigation identified his repeated use of false personas to place online ads seeking models in exchange for money. McCown would then demand sexually explicit images from the women and minor children who responded to his ads. McCown convinced one woman to send sexually explicit images of her 1-year-old daughter and manipulated two other minors into sending sexually explicit images to him. He was charged with twelve counts of production of child pornography in Arizona. McCown entered into a plea agreement on January 13, 2020, which also included pleading guilty to conduct involving minor victims in Minnesota and South Carolina.
Upon release from prison, McCown will be placed on lifetime supervised release. He will be required to register as a sex offender and to complete a sex offender treatment program.