A Bridgeview man has been sentenced to 18 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges he enticed a 14-year-old California girl to send him sexually explicit photos of herself and her younger sister, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago.
Brandon Hanahan, 26, was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty earlier this year to federal child pornography charges, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney.
In a plea agreement, Hanahan admitted that in 2016 he communicated on Instagram with the 14-year-old girl and enticed her to take the photos of herself and send them to him, according to the release.
Over the next several months, Hanahan repeatedly instructed and enticed the girl to send him more photographs, and she also complied with his requests to send him sexually explicit photos her younger sister, who was younger than 10 years old at the time, according to the news release.
Law enforcement searched Hanahan’s residence and discovered more than 200 images of child pornography on his electronic devices, according to the release.