Marine stationed at Fort Leonard Wood sentenced to Federal Prison

A former Marine Corp private who was stationed for training at Fort Leonard Wood in 2022, has been sentenced to federal prison by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool for crimes against a child. 23 year old Gevoni Rayon Brown was arrested in December 2022 after a search warrant of his barracks room resulted in the seizure of 2 cell phones that contained child pornography. In September of 2023 Brown pleaded guilty to one count of transporting child pornography, admitting that he exchanged sexually explicit videos with a 15 year old after communicating with her over social media. Brown transported the cell phones, that contained pornography involving at least 8 victims, with him from Florida, North Carolina and to Fort Leonard Wood. On Tuesday, April 16th Brown was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison without parole. Brown was also ordered to pay $24-thousand-dollars in restitution to the 8 victims. He will also be registered as a sex offender.