MADISON, Wis — A Rockford man will spend the next 20 years for transporting a minor across state lines for the purpose of engaging in sexual conduct, the United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin reported.
Raymond Brown, 34, of Rockford, was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge James Peterson. He pleaded guilty on Sept. 7.
On March 11, 2017, Brown, using the Facebook name Prince Paso, sent a direct message to a 15-year-old Beloit girl, asking her to engage in sexual activity. On March 12, there were Facebook messages between the Brown and teen arranging for the defendant to pick the victim up in Wisconsin. After Brown picked her up, they went to a hotel in Rockford where the defendant sexually assaulted the victim and another minor.
The charge against Brown was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation – Rockford Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation – Milwaukee Child Exploitation Task Force, the Rockford Police Department, and the Beloit Police Department. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Elizabeth Altman and Darren Halverson. R.