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Oct. 13, 2010

OSAGE COUNTY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES

WICHITA, KAN. – Jason Croucher, 27, Osage City, Kan., has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Croucher pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Topeka to two counts of receiving or distributing child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. An indictment filed June 2, 2010, alleged the crimes occurred May 11, May 14, and June 22, 2009, in Osage County, Kan.

Sentencing is set for Dec. 20, 2010. He faces a penalty of not less than 5 years and not more than 20 years and a fine up to $250,000 on each count of receiving and distributing child pornography, and a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the possession charge.

Grissom commended the FBI 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. For more information see www.projectsafechildhood.gov .



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