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Wichita Man Sentenced To 26+ Years
For Producing Child Pornography



Aug. 27, 2012

WICHITA, KAN. – A Wichita man has been sentenced to 320 months in federal prison for enticing a 14-year-old girl to send him nude photos of herself, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Shane M. McClelland, 26, Wichita, Kan., was convicted in a jury trial in May on one count of producing child pornography. During trial, prosecutors presented evidence that McCelland used the Internet to strike up a relationship with a 14-year-old girl in Batavia, N.Y. At McClelland’s request, the girl sent photographs of herself naked to McClelland. The mother of one of the girl’s friends became aware of what happened and reported it to police.

At sentencing, prosecutors asked the judge to take into consideration McClelland’s prior conviction in September 2004 in Sedgwick County District Court for aggravated indecent liberties with a 13-year-old girl.

Grissom commended the Wichita Police Department and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart for their work on the case.



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