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Indictment: Sex Crimes Took Place
While Defendant Was Held In Larned

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Oct. 12, 2012

WICHITA, KAN. – A Kansas man has been charged with sex crimes that allegedly occurred while he was being held in the Kansas Sexual Predator Treatment Program at Larned State Hospital, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Mark D. Brull, 38, Larned State Hospital, Larned, Kan., is charged with one count of attempting to entice a 14-year-old child to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing child pornography and one count of receiving and distributing child pornography. Co-defendant Ryan J. Dancosse, 39, Wichita, Kan., is charged with one count of receiving and distributing child pornography. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in April and May 2011.

The indictment alleges that while Brull was in the state hospital he communicated with the child and received child pornography via computer over the Internet.

Brull was adjudicated under the Kansas Sexually Violent Predator Act and involuntarily committed to Larned State Hospital in 1999.

Upon conviction, the production charge carries a penalty of not less than 25 years and not more than 40 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The receipt and distribution charge carries a penalty of not less than five years and not more than 20 years and a fine up to $250,000. The Kansas Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the Wichita Police Department and the Sudbury, Mass., Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart is prosecuting. Assistant Attorney General Steve Karrer of Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt's office is assisting with the case.

OTHER INDICTMENTS

Javier Reyna, 48, Hutchinson, Kan., is charged with attempted possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The crime is alleged to have occurred Dec. 16, 2011, in Reno County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a penalty of not less than five years and not more than 40 years and a fine up to $5 million. The Reno County Sheriff’s Office investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Lind is prosecuting.

Ruben Rodrigues, 36, Wichita, Kan., is charged with two counts of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and one count of unlawful possession of ammunition after a felony conviction. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in 2011 and 2012 in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a penalty of not less than five years and not more than 40 years and a fine up to $5 million on each of the drug counts and a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the ammunition charge. The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mona Furst is prosecuting.

Armando Esteban Nolasco, 48, Omaha, Neb., is charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The crime is alleged to have occurred Oct. 4, 2012, in McPherson County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a penalty of not less than five years and not more than 40 years and a fine up to $5 million. The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mona Furst is prosecuting.

Eric T. Burns, 44, is charged in a superseding indictment with 11 counts of wire fraud. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 in Sedgwick County, Kan.

The government is seeking a money judgment of more than $560,000, representing the proceeds of the crimes. Burns initially was charged in an indictment returned Aug. 14, 2012, in U.S. District Court in Wichita.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each count. The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Debra Barnett is prosecuting.

Philip Andra Grigsby, 50, Marquette, Kan., is charged in a superseding indictment with eight counts of sexual exploitation of a child, one count of possession of child pornography and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in March, April and July 2012 in McPherson County, Kan.

Grigsby initially was charged in a criminal complaint filed July 19, 2012, followed by an indictment returned July 25, 2012, in Wichita, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a penalty of not less than 15 years and not more than 30 years and a fine up to $250,000 on each of the sexual exploitation charges; and a maximum sentence of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on each of the other counts. The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart is prosecuting.

Casey D. Eden, 23, Wichita, Kan., is charged with unlawful possession of ammunition after a felony conviction. The crime is alleged to have occurred Sept. 21, 2012, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000. The Wichita Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Lind is prosecuting.

Ignacio Ascencio-Coria, 50, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with one count of unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported, one count of unlawfully possessing a firearm and one count of unlawfully possessing ammunition. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Sept. 18, 2012, in Cowley County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty two years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of unlawfully re-entering the United States; and a maximum penalty of 10 years without parole and a fine up to $250,000 on each of the other counts. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement Removal Operations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Oscar Denilson Romero-Cortez, 28, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with illegally re-entering the United States after being deported. He was found Sept. 28, 2012, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

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

Eliazer Hernandez-Valdez, 30, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported. He was found Sept. 20, 2012, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

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

Ascencion Perez-Luna, 33, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with illegally re-entering the United States after being deported. He was found Sept. 24, 2012, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

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