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Brentwood man charged over massive collections of child pornography and weapons

(KRON) – A Brentwood man has been indicted by a federal grand jury after police found large collections of child pornography and weapons in his possession, Brentwood police said Monday. The man was also arrested for having an online conversation with a borderline police officer posing as a 13-year-old girl.

In May 2023, the undercover officer chatted online with the suspect, 43-year-old Michael Patterson, and arranged to meet to engage in sexual conduct. Patterson was arrested when he showed up at the meeting site.

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Police found his phone and a loaded handgun in the suspect’s car, BPD said.

Police later discovered that Patterson possessed more than 600 videos and 1,200 images showing “child sexual abuse material” on his electronic devices, BPD said.

He also had ‘dozens’ of weapons, ammunition, weapons production machines and many more weapons. Three of the guns were short-barreled rifles, and one was a fully automatic, unregistered machine gun, police said.

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A federal judge charged Patterson with receipt of child pornography and possession of an unregistered short-barreled rifle. He faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted, the United States Attorney’s Office said.

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