Former Plaskett Staffer Sentenced

uan McCullum, a former staffer for Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-USVI), has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for circulating sexually explicit photos and videos of his former boss and her husband. The 36-year-old pleaded guilty in January to two federal cyber-related charges and two DC offenses, including conspiracy to disclose sexual images and attempted unlawful publication of a sexual image. In addition to the prison time, McCullum must also complete two years of supervised probation, U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu and U.S. Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa said in a statement. The Hill reports that a co-defendant in the case, Dorene Browne-Louis, also pleaded guilty in January to one federal cyber charge and a DC charge of conspiracy to disclose sexual images. She is scheduled to be sentenced next month. While McCullum was working in Plaskett's Capitol Hill office, he offered to take Plaskett’s malfunctioning iPhone to an Apple store to be repaired. But after Plaskett gave him the password for the device to facilitate the repair, McCullum took possession of nude images and videos stored on the phone and was assisted by Browne-Louis.More here.

Tiffany D. Cross