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Indiana Man Indicted On Charges
Of Sexually Exploiting Kansas Girl

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Feb. 13, 2013

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – An Indiana man has been indicted on charges of using the Internet to sexually exploit a minor girl in Douglas County, Kan., U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Brett J. Williamson, 35, Ft. Wayne, Ind., is charged with three counts of producing child pornography and three counts of enticing a minor to engage in an unlawful sexual activity. The indictment alleges that in February and April 2012 Williamson enticed the girl to send him photos of herself engaged in sexual activities.

Williamson is being held in the Douglas County Jail.

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 each count of producing child pornography; and a penalty of not less than 10 years and not more than life and a fine up to $250,000 on each count of enticing a minor. The Lawrence Police Department and the FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Martin is prosecuting.

 

OTHER INDICTMENTS

Edward Davis, 30, Kansas City, Mo., is charged with one count of armed bank robbery. The indictment alleges that on July 13, 2012, Davis used a handgun to rob the Bank Midwest, 3500 Rainbow Blvd., in Kansas City, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 25 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jabari Wamble is prosecuting.

Lola Cherrolene Spurlin, 30, Lenox, Ga., and Eliseo Ortiz-Pinacho, 35, a citizen of Mexico, are charged with knowingly transporting six aliens unlawfully within the United States by automobile. Co-defendant Jose Mario Esquit-Ordon, 22, a citizen of Guatemala, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Feb. 7, 2013, in Allen County, Kan.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:
Knowingly transporting aliens unlawfully in the United States: A maximum penalty of five years in federal prison without parole and a fine up to $250,000.
Unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported: A maximum penalty of two years in federal prison without parole and a fine up to $250,000.

Homeland Security Investigations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Ashley Davis, 27, Kansas City, Kan., is charged with one count of concealing Daniel Bryant from arrest. The crime is alleged to have occurred Jan. 11, 2013, in Kansas City, Kan.

If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The FBI and the Career Criminal Squad of the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sheri McCracken is prosecuting.

Dion M. Jones, 21, 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. 3, 2013, in Lawrence, Kan.

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

Earl Watson, 29, an inmate at Leavenworth Penitentiary, is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana and one count of possession of marijuana, which is a prohibited object in the prison. The crimes are alleged to have occurred March 23, 2012, in the prison.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of five years and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of possession with intent to distribute; and a maximum penalty of five years and fine up to $250,000 on the other charge. The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Zabel is prosecuting.

Arturo Zamudio-Nava, 28, a citizen of Mexico who has been living in Olathe, Kan., is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported. He was found July 16, 2012, in Johnson County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Department of Homeland Security investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Smith 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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