Previously Convicted Sex Offender, Christopher Russell Fox Pleads Guilty to Distribution of Child Pornography
Faces at Least 15 Years in Federal Prison
Baltimore, MD (STL.News) Christopher Russell Fox, age 42, of Brooklyn, Maryland, pleaded guilty on March 9, 2021 to distribution of child pornography. Fox is a registered sex offender, previously convicted of a third-degree sex offense in 2016, in Howard County Circuit Court.
The guilty plea was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Jonathan F. Lenzner and Special Agent in Charge Jennifer C. Boone of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office.
According to his guilty plea, between March and May of 2018, a technology company sent numerous CyberTip Reports regarding child pornography incidents occurring on its video conference platform. Files submitted with the reports depicted prepubescent males engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
As detailed in his plea agreement, investigation revealed that Fox repeatedly used a video conferencing platform to pose as a minor male, in order to communicate with other users. Fox routinely sought out minor males on the video conferencing platform, engaged them in sexual conversation, asked them to trade sexually explicit images and videos, and asked them to stream live images.