Tennessee Man Faces Federal Child Exploitation Charges

A registered sex offender in Tennessee is indicted for child exploitation offenses.

In Jackson, Tennessee, Markettus Lorenzo Broyld, a 47-year-old registered sex offender, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in the Western District of Tennessee on charges of federal child exploitation offenses. The announcement was made by United States Attorney Kevin G. Ritz.

The indictment against Broyld includes multiple counts, such as the production of child pornography, coercion and enticement of a minor, receipt and possession of child pornography, and committing a felony offense involving a minor while being a registered sex offender. These charges stem from Broyld’s alleged interactions with a minor in the Jackson area around December 2022.

The indictment details that Broyld allegedly engaged in electronic communications with a minor, during which he is accused of asking the minor to take and send sexually explicit photographs and videos. The minor reportedly complied with Broyld’s requests. Furthermore, Broyld is accused of possessing child pornographic materials on his cell phone. At the time of these alleged offenses, Broyld was already a convicted sex offender and was required to be registered under the Tennessee sex offender registry.

If convicted of all charges, Broyld could face a sentence of up to life in prison. The case is currently pending before United States District Court Judge S. Thomas Anderson in Jackson, Tennessee, with a trial date set for October 15, 2024. Should Broyld be convicted, Judge Anderson will determine his sentence, considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors. It is important to note that the federal system does not offer parole.

The investigation into this case is being conducted by the FBI Memphis Child Exploitation Task Force and the Jackson Police Department. The public is encouraged to contact FBI Task Force Officer Aubrey Richardson with any additional information regarding this case.

It should be emphasized that the charges and allegations in the indictment are merely accusations, and Broyld is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and convicted through due process of law. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Josh Morrow on behalf of the government.

For further details, the media relations team can be contacted at USATNW.Media@usdoj.gov. Updates on the case and other office news can be followed on the U.S. Attorney’s Office Facebook page and X account at @WDTNNews.

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