Burbank man sentenced to prison for child pornography
BURBANK, Wash. — A Burbank man will spend 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to the production of child pornography.
Jesse Allen Shandy, 24, was discovered by law enforcement in Michigan after an investigation began in September of 2015.
A concerned mother contacted Michigan law enforcement after finding explicit photos of her 8-year-old daughter on a social media site on her daughter’s phone.
Officials said further investigation revealed that the child gave the images to Shandy after he requested them.
Homeland Security Investigations officers and the Southeast Regional Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force found Shandy in Burbank and brought him in.
According to a media release, Shandy then admitted to communicating with several young girls, pretending to be a young boy himself.
He also said he got the images during his online communication with the girls.
Shandy’s prison sentence will be followed by a 22-year court supervision after his release.
He will also be forced to register as a sex offender.
The case was investigated as a part of “Project Safe Childhood,” a nationwide program launched in 2006 to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse.