Bryan Taylor, Canyon County Prosecutor, announced today that Christopher D. Brandlon, age 67, of Oregon, was sentenced by the Honorable Judge Brent L. Whiting to serve up to 25 years in prison for sexual abuse of a minor at a location in Nampa, Idaho, occurring on June 2, 2023. Brandlon pled guilty to sexual abuse of a minor on September 14, 2023.

Mugshot of Christopher D. Brandlon

Christopher D. Brandlon

Judge Whiting sentenced Brandlon, also known as “Clif Winters” and “Lust Prophet,” to 10 years fixed followed by 15 years indeterminate. The 67-year-old Brandlon will serve 10 years until he is eligible for parole and may serve up to the entire 25-year sentence. Following his sentence in Idaho, Brandlon will be released back to the Federal authorities in Oregon on a parole violation.

Brandlon was convicted in 2006 after Federal authorities discovered that Brandlon hosted various online forums in which he espoused the “family lifestyle,” which, for him and his followers, meant incorporating children into the sexual activities of adults. In Brandlon’s online communications with others, the FBI learned Brandlon called himself the “purveyor of pleasure, corrupter of youth” and his goal was “to spread the pedolust mind virus by exposing more people to more real sex by cam or video.” Brandlon eventually struck up an online relationship with an undercover FBI agent in Atlanta, Georgia, who was posing as the mother of a young girl. The relationship centered around Brandlon’s desire to live “the family lifestyle” with the “mother” and her “daughter.” In May of 2005, Brandlon flew from Oregon to Atlanta to meet the agent and begin “cultivating” the “daughter.” He was arrested at the airport in Atlanta. The Judge sentenced Brandlon to 11 years and 3 months in prison, followed by 20 years of supervised release.

In June of 2023, Brandlon skipped out on his parole, drove to Nampa, and committed this sex offense on a 9-year-old victim. Nampa Police received the report and responded immediately, making the arrest.

The impact of Brandlon’s crime is devastating to the minor victim. Sometimes, a victim can recover, but that is never a sure thing. Judge Whiting emphasized his primary goal in sentencing was to protect society, so no other victims will have to endure abuse.

“Brandlon is right where he belongs,” said Prosecutor Taylor. “I am grateful to Nampa police for their response and investigation, and to my deputy prosecutor, Virginia Bond, for her tireless fight for victims.”