A Peoria man faces up to 20 years in prison for allegedly downloading child pornography. 22-year-old Brandon Brown is a bus driver for First Student in East Peoria. He was taken into custody by Federal Marshals Tuesday after a bond hearing. A federal grand jury is likely to review his case within the next month.
The Journal Star reports Brown was arrested last week after investigators traced several child porn images to an Internet address at his home. When police questioned Brown, he said he had been downloading the illicit pictures for years, but denied improperly touching any of the children on his bus route or taking pictures of them.