Attorney In Johnson County Sentenced to 10 Years
For Attempting to Entice A Minor For Sex
KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Johnson County attorney has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for using the Internet to conduct sexual chats and to send images of himself performing sexual acts to an undercover agent posing as a 14-year-old girl, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.
Samuel P. Logan, 46, Kansas City, Mo., pleaded guilty to one count of using the Internet to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity. In his plea, Logan admitted he used the Yahoo screen name “sambo5604" to send images of pornography and child pornography to a person he believed to be a 14-year-old girl named Stazie. On May 28, 2010, an agent with the Kansas Attorney General’s Office received Webcam images of Logan performing sexual acts. The agent could see that Logan was in an office with framed diplomas and certificates visible behind him.
From June 1, 2010, to July 22, 2010, Logan continued to engage in online conversations of a sexual nature with Stazie. On 11 occasions, Logan activated his Webcam, allowing the agent to see him. During most of the sessions, Logan exposed his penis and engaged in sexual activity. Logan said he wanted Stazie to engage in sexual activity, too. During this time, he sent 32 pornographic images to Stazie, including two that were child pornography. Logan gave Stazie his cellular phone number and suggested they meet. They made arrangements to meet July 22, 2010, at Oak Park Mall. Logan was arrested at Oak Park Mall after officers saw him looking at various individuals in an apparent effort to locate Stazie.
Grissom commended the KBI and the FBI Cyber Crimes Task Force in Kansas City, Mo., for their work on the case. The case is being prosecuted as part of the Justice Department’s Project Safe Childhood, which targets sexual predators. For more information, see www.projectsafechildhood.gov .