Registered sex offender sentenced to 25 years for child porn production

SILVER SPRING, MD. (WUSA9) - A man from Silver Spring was sentenced to 25 years in prison Monday for production of child pornography.

In 2011, 28-year-old Clarence Henry Andrews had to register as a sex offender after he was convicted of sexually abusing a 9-year-old boy in a bathroom at a Maryland church.  

According to his plea agreement, in March 2015, Andrews communicated with an 11-year-old boy in Georgia, via a video game system, Skype, Facetime, text messages and telephone. Andrews promised to provide the boy with Advanced Warfare, a video game, in exchange for sexually explicit images and videos of the minor. He also used religion to persuade the boy to produce and share the sexually explicit content.

Officials said Andrew admitted that he tried to get at least eight other victims, 16-years-old and younger, to produce images and videos of sexually explicit conduct between 2013 and April 2015.

He also admitted that between April 2013 and October 2014, he befriended a family through church with an 8 to 9 -year-old daughter and a 7 to 8-year-old son in Maryland. Andrews visited the family’s home several times.

He said he took the girl to a downstairs bathroom in the home and promised her he would give her money if she pulled down her pants. According to the release, he touched and photographed the girl's buttocks.

He also reportedly took the boy to the same bathroom, engaged in sexual conduct and photographed the child’s buttocks.

In January 2017, Andrews was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in Montgomery County Circuit Court.

As part of his plea agreement, Andrews is required to continue to register as a sex offender in the place where he lives, where he is an employee and where he is a student, under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

 

 

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