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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 25, 2013

Topeka Man Indicted On Charge Of Sex Trafficking Of A Child

TOPEKA, KAN. – A Topeka man has been indicted on federal charges of sex trafficking of a child, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Dominique Emanuel Tyson, 23, Topeka, Kan., is charged with one count of sex trafficking of a child and one count of producing child pornography. The indictment alleges Tyson enticed a minor child to engage in a commercial sex act. It also alleges he enticed the child to engage in a sexual act for the purpose of producing child pornography. The crimes are alleged to have occurred June 9 and June 11, 2013, in Shawnee County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a penalty of not less than 10 years and not more than life on the charge of the sex trafficking of a child, and a penalty of not less than 15 years and not more than life and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of producing child pornography.

The Topeka Police Department and the FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine Kenney is prosecuting.

OTHER INDICTMENTS

Arrick Warren, 28, Kansas City, Mo., is charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine, two counts of distributing crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of Bethany Park in Kansas City, Kan., one count of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of Bethany Park in Kansas City, Kan., one count of maintaining a residence in furtherance of drug trafficking at 1026 Reynolds Ave., which is within 1,000 feet of Bethany Park in Kansas City, Kan., one count of carrying a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction, and two counts of using a telephone in furtherance of drug trafficking. The crimes are alleged to have occurred at various times in 2012 and 2013 in Kansas City, Kan.

Upon conviction the crimes carry the following penalties:
Conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine: Not less than five years and not more than 40 years in federal prison and a fine up to $5 million.
Distributing crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a playground: A maximum penalty of 40 years and a fine up to $2 million on each count.
Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a playground: Not less than five years and not more than 80 years and a fine up to $10 million.
Maintaining a residence in furtherance of drug trafficking: A maximum penalty of 20 years and a fine up to $500,000.
Unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking: Not less than five years and not more than life and a fine up to $250,000.
Unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction: A maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000.
Using a telephone in furtherance of drug trafficking: A maximum penalty of four years and a fine up to $30,000 on each count.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Erin Tomasic is prosecuting.

John Moffat, 52, who is being held in the Russell County Jail, and Carter Moffat, 26, who is being held in the Russell County Jail, are charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The crimes are alleged to have occurred June 26, 2013, in Russell County, Kan.

If convicted, they face a penalty of not less than 10 years and not more than life and a fine up to $10 million. The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Duston Slinkard is prosecuting.

Kalun James Purucker, 22, who is being held in the Saline County Jail, is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crime is alleged to have occurred April 9, 2013, in Saline County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Duston Slinkard is prosecuting.

Joshua M. Y. Valdivia, 25, who is currently in federal custody, is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crime is alleged to have occurred June 13, 2013, in Shawnee County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Duston Slinkard is prosecuting.

Troy A. Kurti, 20, who is in custody in the Shawnee County Jail, is charged with is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crime is alleged to have occurred July 15, 2013, in Shawnee County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Duston Slinkard is prosecuting.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.