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WARNING: This story contains graphic descriptions as written in court records.

Brent Pitchford, 55, is a twice convicted child sexual offender, currently living in Nashville, and on the TN Sex Offender Registry. He is waking up this morning in the Davidson County jail after being arrested on Wednesday for 3 new counts of aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor, in addition to two already pending charges for violation of the sex offender registry laws for not registering his current car or email addresses.

Here’s what happened:

On January 13th of 2018, Brent Pitchford used the username ‘live: chevymonza1979’ on Skype to send a sexual image of a minor to another user. The uploadedĀ image was of a nude, middle-school aged boy (approximately 12-14 years old) with an erection, tied up with rope. The IP address used by the defendant at the time of the upload was later traced to Brent Pitchford’s AT&T internet service at his then residence of 307 Emery Drive, Nashville TN. 37214. The AT&T subscriber information listed ‘chevymonza1979@gmail.com’ as his primary email account.

On February 15, 2018 a MNPD Internet Crimes Against Children Detective executed a search warrant at the defendant’s residence and interviewed the defendant. He admitted to having a sexual interest in minor males and admitted to exchanging sexual images of minors with others on the internet, including the aforementioned image on Skype. He stated that he has used multiple email accounts including chevymonza1979@gmail.com, chevymonza1979@yahoo.com, and chevymonza1979@outlook.com, although the gmail account is his primary one.

On February 22,2018 MNPD executed a search warrant to Google for the Gmail account information and contents of chevymonza1979@gmail.com. Google responded to the warrant and provided the complete email contents. A review of the sent and received emails showed that on 01/12/2018 the defendant sent two emails to another person at (redacted). Those emails included six (6) attached images which were sexual, nude images of minor males with exposed, erect penises. One of those images entitled “show off.jpg” was found to be the same image that had been sent by the Pitchford through the aforementioned Skype incident.

In addition to the three new felony charges for aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor, Pitchford was already out on bond for two violations of the sex offender registry for not updating his current vehicle or the above email accounts to the registry, discovered at the time of the search/interview. He was out on a $5,000 bond for those charges at the time of yesterday’s arrest.

Pitchford’s Registration Details for Oregon

The original charges for Brent Pitchford happened in Oregon, before he moved to Nashville. They include felony attempted sodomy x2, sex abuse x2, & felony enhanced child sex abuse, all dating from 1991 to 2009.

Brent Pitchford is currently held in the Davidson County Jail on a $75,000 bond, and will next appear in court for a bond review hearing on 05/11/18 (Friday).

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