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Johnson County Man Charged With Producing Child Porn

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March 22, 2012

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Kristopher Hausback, 29, Spring Hill, Kan., is charged with one count of using a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing child pornography, and one count of possession of child pornography. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in August 2011 in Leawood, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a penalty of not less than 15 years and not more than 30 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the production charge and a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the possession charge. The Leawood Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Martin is prosecuting.

OTHER INDICTMENTS

A grand jury meeting in Kansas City, Kan., also returned the following indictments:

Connie Edwards, 60, Ottawa, Kan.; Brandi Bevins, 30, Ottawa, Kan.; Shirley Price, 44, Ottawa, Kan.; Angela Mitchell, 35, Ottawa, Kan.; Tamara Ledom, 36, Ottawa, Kan.; Brittany Edwards, 19, Ottawa, Kan.; Dustin Price, 23, Ottawa, Kan.; and Joel Keith Price, 54, Ottawa, Kan., are charged in a superseding indictment with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute Oxycodone. The crime is alleged to have occurred from Jan. 1, 2010, to Feb. 28, 2012, in Ottawa, Kan.

In addition:
Edwards is charged with three counts of distribution of Oxycodone, one count of maintaining a residence at 412 S. Sycamore in Ottawa in furtherance of drug trafficking, one count of maintaining a residence at 816 Lincoln in furtherance of drug trafficking and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.
Price is charged with eight counts of distributing Oxycodone, two counts of distributing Morphine and one count of maintaining a residence at 1038 S. Locust in Ottawa in furtherance of drug trafficking.
Mitchell is charged with one count of maintaining a residence at 412 S. Sycamore in Ottawa in furtherance of drug trafficking, one count of maintaining a residence at 1038 S. Locust in Ottawa in furtherance of drug trafficking, one count of maintaining a residence at 816 S. Lincoln in Ottawa in furtherance of drug trafficking and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:
Conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone: A maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.
Distributing Oxycodone: A maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.
Maintaining a residence in furtherance of drug trafficking: A maximum penalty of 20 years and a fine up to $500,000.
Distributing Morphine: A maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.
Conspiracy to commit money laundering: A maximum penalty of 20 years and a fine up to $500,000.

The Ottawa Police Department, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sheri McCracken is prosecuting.

Juan Manuel Navarette-Robles, 35, and Mitzi Nunez-Zuniga, 19, are charged with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and heroin, one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin. The crimes are alleged to have occurred at various times from Nov. 1, 2011, to Feb. 27, 2012, in Wyandotte County, Kan.

If convicted, they face a penalty of not less than 10 years and not more than life and a fine up to $10 million on each count. The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Oakley is prosecuting.


Tamara S. Dresser, 39, Argonia, Kan., is charged with one count of issuing postal money orders without payment while she was the Officer-In-Charge of the Argonia, Kan., Post Office and one count of making false entries in the postal service’s computer system. The crimes are alleged to have occurred from November 2011 to February 2012 in Sumner County, Kan.

If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of five years without parole in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of issuing money orders without payment and a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of making false entries in the computer system. The U.S. Postal Service – Office of Inspector General investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Darren Cleveland, 39, Kansas City, Kan., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crime is alleged to have occurred Feb. 29, 2012, in Kansas City, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sheri McCracken is prosecuting.

Jared G. Legaspi-Valencia, 23, Grand Junction, Colo., and Ramon Noris-Vega, 30, Grand Junction, Colo., are charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The crime is alleged to have occurred March 8, 2012, in Russell County, Kan.

If convicted, they face a penalty of not less than five years and not more than 40 years in federal prison and a fine up to $5 million. The Kansas Highway Patrol and the Drug Enforcement Administration investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart is prosecuting.

Alfred Salazar-Calderon, 46, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported. He was found Feb. 27, 2012, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 2 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Blair Watson is prosecuting.

Oscar Mendoza-Aguirre, 23, who is not a citizen of the United States, is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by an illegal alien. The crime is alleged to have occurred Dec. 1, 2011, in Kansas City, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Rask is prosecuting.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.

 

 

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