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Olathe Man Sentenced To 15+ Years For Child Pornography

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Aug. 14, 2012

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – An Olathe, Kan., man has been sentenced to 186 months in federal prison for sending and receiving child pornography, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Christopher McKinney, 34, Olathe, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of receipt and distribution of child pornography. In his plea, he admitted the investigation began in 2007 when agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement executed a search warrant at the home of a man in Omaha, Neb. The agents recovered computer records showing the man had been sending and receiving child pornography over the Internet with men in other states, including McKinney in Olathe.

Identifying himself over the Internet as “haggarus,” McKinney received and distributed images of child pornography including, for example, a series of sexually explicit photos of a girl between 10 and 12 years old. Chat logs showed that when another user offered to send him a video of a two-year-old child being raped in a bathtub, McKinney replied, “Send away.” McKinney was found to possess more than 17,000 photos and 500 movies containing child pornography.

Grissom commended Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Martin for their work on the case. This case was prosecuted under the Justice Department’s Project Safe Childhood. For more information, see www.justice.gov/psc

 

 

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