A Blue Springs man is going to prison for 15 years after he had sex with a girl for years and took pictures, the U.S. Attorney for Western Missouri says. William M. Brown, 30, pleaded guilty back in February, but was sentenced today. His wife is the one who discovered the abuse, when she found a DVD that Brown had made of himself having sex with the girl. His wife confronted him, and he threatened to kill himself -- instead Blue Springs cops arrested him.
From the U.S. attorney's statement:
When the child victim was interviewed at the Child Protection Center, she disclosed that Brown began making sexual advances toward her when she was 12 years old. When the child victim was 13, Brown began having sexual intercourse with her and took photos of her.
This continued for several years; when she was 15 years old, the victim said, Brown gave her a cell phone and instructed her to send him pornographic photos of herself. In May 2008, Brown told the child victim to sneak out of her house in the middle of the night. He picked her up in his vehicle and they drove to an area near her house; while inside the vehicle, they engaged in sexual intercourse. Brown videotaped the entire encounter.