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Franklin County Drag Queen Sentenced on Child Porn Charges from Last Year

A man from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, who was accused last year of uploading numerous sexually explicit child pornography films to Dropbox, has been sentenced this month.

Brice Williams, as reported by the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, pleaded guilty to 10 counts of child pornography and has been sentenced to 22-44 months in state prison. In addition, Williams will have to comply with Megan’s Law by registering for 15 years, surrender his devices, refrain from unsupervised contact with children, and undergo treatment.

In May 2020, a special agent from the Attorney General’s Child Predator Section received a tip about the upload of 76 sexually explicit child pornography films to Dropbox by a user named “Ana D.” The special agent confirmed that 49 of these files depicted minors engaging in sexual acts or poses. More files were discovered after the same user uploaded them in June, July, and December 2020.

A search warrant was authorized in September 2020, leading to Dropbox reporting 135 files of child pornography associated with the user’s account, according to the Attorney General’s office. The investigation traced the IP address and emails from Dropbox, Comcast, and Google back to Williams’ residence in Chambersburg.

On May 21, 2022, the Attorney General’s office received new information that Williams performed as a drag queen using the name “Anastasia Diamond,” which matched the emails used.

On June 22, 2022, a search warrant was executed at Williams’ residence in Chambersburg. Initially, Williams denied downloading, uploading, or seeking child pornography, stating that he had only viewed it. However, law enforcement found at least 25 video files of child pornography depicting indecent contact and prepubescent subjects on a cellphone discovered in Williams’ bedroom. Additional files were located on an older cellphone. Confronted with the evidence, Williams eventually admitted to searching for, possessing, and sharing child pornography after first encountering it on a messaging app in 2014. He admitted to using cloud-based storage applications to exchange files and links with others online.

Further electronic items were collected for a comprehensive forensic analysis.

According to court records, Williams is currently in the custody of the Franklin County Jail.

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