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Oct. 4, 2010

INVESTIGATORS FOLLOWED CHILD PORN FROM GERMANY TO WICHITA

WICHITA, KAN. – Andy Nghiem, 30, Wichita, has pleaded guilty to distributing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Nghiem appeared in U.S. District Court in Wichita Monday. In his plea, he admitted having 405 images of child pornography and 107 videos of child pornography on his computers, which were seized in 2009 by agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. According to the plea agreement, the investigation began when the German Federal Police contacted ICE with evidence that child pornography was distributed on Sept. 16, 2008, over the eDonkey2000 file sharing network. The file contained a nine-minute movie depicting minor girls engaged in sexual conduct with an adult male. The video was titled “Children in Cinema-Russian 8Yo Girl Quite Elegant Pedofilia-Teacher&Friend.” Investigators determined that Nghiem was the subscriber on the account A search warrant was served Feb. 4, 2009, at Nghiem’s home in Wichita.

Sentencing is set for Oct. 18, 2010. He faces a penalty of not less than five years and not more than 20 years and a fine up to $250,000. Grissom commended the German Federal Police, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart for their work on the case. This case is being prosecuted as part of the Justice Department’s Project Safe Childhood initiative. See www.projectsafechildhood.gov for more information.


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