SeaTac man, Brandan L. Wilkins pleads guilty to child exploitation crimes involving sexual abuse of young boys
Traveled with young acquaintance for sex and solicited sexually explicit photos from young teens via the internet
Seattle (STL.News) A 37-year-old SeaTac, Washington, man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Seattle to four federal felonies related to child sexual abuse, announced U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran. BRANDAN L. WILKINS pleaded guilty to travel with intent to engage in a sexual act with a minor; possession of child pornography; receipt of child pornography; and enticement of a minor. WILKINS faces a mandatory minimum 10 years in prison and up to 30 years in prison when sentenced by U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour on May 18, 2021.
According to records filed in the case, in July 2018, an electronic service provider notified the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) that an internet account later linked to the defendant received a video of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Law enforcement identified WILKINS as the owner of the internet account. Search of his online activity revealed WILKINS was posing as a 13-year-old boy to solicit sexually explicit pictures from young teens.