On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool sentenced Brandon Lane McCullough, a 31-year-old former high school teacher, to 30 years in federal prison without the possibility of parole. McCullough coerced young children into sending him pornographic images and videos of themselves.
Authorities seized a hard drive from McCullough’s home which contained thousands of explicit photos and videos of children. Police discovered that he had been exploiting minors since November 2018. He was a business teacher at a local Missouri high school when he committed the crimes.
McCullough pleaded guilty in 2021 to three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and two counts of coercing and enticing a minor to engage in illicit sexual activity. Police were able to identify 11 underage victims that McCullough blackmailed and tricked into sending explicit images and videos.
After McCullough has completed his sentence, he will be forced to spend the remainder of his life on supervised release. He was also ordered to pay one of his victims $204,199 in restitution.
U.S. Attorney Teresa Moore stated, “He victimized 11 children who have been identified, and many more who have not yet been identified, in a horrific sexploitation scheme. He enticed countless child victims to send him explicit images of themselves, then threatened to share those images with their families and friends over social media unless they continued to send him even more explicit images and videos.”
A federal investigation was initiated in 2020 thanks to a New Jersey mother who reported that her 14-year-old daughter was having sexually explicit conversations and sending pornographic images to McCullough through a messaging application. McCullough told the young girl that he was a 15-year-old boy. He threatened to send her explicit pictures and videos to her family if she refused to send more.
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Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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