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Photographer Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Charge
After Nude Photo Shoot With 14-Year-Old

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Sept. 4, 2012

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Johnson County man who set up a nude photo shoot with a 14-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today

Kristopher Hausback, 30, Spring Hill, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography. In his plea, Hausback admitted he advertized on Model Mayhem, where aspiring models meet photographers. He mostly solicited friends and relatives to pose as models.

On Aug. 8, 2011, Leawood police officers were called to the Aloft hotel to take a report of a theft. Hausback told them his camera had been stolen. Investigation revealed Hausback had taken nude photographs of a 14-year-old girl who came to the hotel for a “photo shoot.” She had sent her brother a text telling him the name of the hotel and room number. Her stepfather went to the hotel and confronted Hausback. The two scuffled and the stepfather took the camera.

An examination of Hausback’s camera and computer revealed photos he took of another girl who was 16, as well as photos he possessed of minor girls engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Sentencing is set for Dec. 10. Both parties have agreed to recommend a sentence of not less than 42 months and not more than 96 months in federal prison.

Grissom commended the Leawood Police Department and Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Martin for their work on the case.

 

 

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