Promoting Sexual Acts By A Child
A 36-year-old Jamaica man was sentenced on Tuesday to six months in jail after pleading guilty in June to promoting a sexual performance by a child, the Queens district attorney said.
Brendan Chan, who was attending medical school in Syracuse, shared more than 800 pictures and videos online of underage children depicted in a sexual manner and performing various sexual acts. Chan pleaded guilty on June 12 before Queens Supreme Court Justice Richard L. Buchter, who also sentenced the defendant to 10 years probation following his jail stint. Chan will also have to register as a sex offender.
On July 14, 2014, a special agent with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations made use of a law enforcement tool to investigate individuals in the New York City area who shared images and videos of child sexual abuse. The special agent made a direct connection with an IP address that was being used by Chan and was able to download a video file that depicted an 11-year-old girl removing her clothing and exhibiting her genitalia and then performing sexual acts with a man and another girl, who was younger than 16 years of age.
On Jan. 3, 2015, a detective with the city Police Department’s Vice Major Case team connected to the same IP address, where he observed files that were being shared by the defendant and was able to download two videos—one of a child who appeared to be 12 years old performing a sexual act with a man and another with a girl of a similar age taking off her clothes and performing in a sexual manner.
Further investigation discovered that Chan was using his neighbor’s internet service. On Feb. 3, 2015, a court-authorized search warrant was executed at the defendant’s Jamaica home and a preliminary forensic exam at that time on his computer found numerous videos showing children under the age of 12 years involved in sexual acts with men.
A 28-year-old man is being sought in the fatal shooting of a Jamaica man in August, police said.
Police said that they are searching for Kwashan Butler—for whom no address was given—in the shooting of Terrence Payne, who lived in Jamaica.
Around 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 18, police responded to a shooting in front of 104-46 164th St. in Jamaica. Upon further investigation, it was determined that Payne was shot in the thigh and was transported by private means to Jamaica Hospital, where he died three days later. The incident was classified as a homicide by the medical examiner.
Butler is described as six-foot-two-inches with a medium complexion. He weighs approximately 220 pounds.