Boise Man Pleads Guilty to Transfer of Obscene Material to a Minor
BOISE – Kenton Lloyd Flook, 45, of Boise pleaded guilty today in United States District Court to two counts of transfer of obscene material to a minor, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.
According to the plea agreement, Flook admitted that he communicated with a 14 year old minor from Erie, Pennsylvania, using the online messaging services Omegle, KiK, and Skype between January and March, 2014. During the course of the communications, Flook sent the victim sexually explicit images of himself, and engaged in live sexual acts, using the online messaging services. As part of his plea, Flook admitted that he had knowledge that the victim was under the age of 16, and that the victim resided in Erie, Pennsylvania. Sentencing is set for November 3, 2015, before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge.
Transfer of obscene images to a minor is punishable by up to10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a term of supervised release of not more than three years, and a $100 special assessment. As part of his plea, Flook also agreed to forfeit an Iphone and an Ipad used in the commission of the charged offenses.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Erie, Pennsylvania Resident Agency and Salt Lake City Resident Agency, as well as the Erie, Pennsylvania Police Department. The case was initiated by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and transferred to the District of Idaho for purposes of sentencing pursuant to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 20.