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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 9, 2018

Babysitter Pleads Guilty To Producing Child Pornography

WICHITA, KAN. – A Wichita woman pleaded guilty Friday to producing child pornography while she was babysitting a seven-year-old girl in her home, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

 Stefanie Larsen, 46, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of production of child pornography. In her plea, she admitted she allowed a man to produce a series of videos in which he masturbated in the presence of the sleeping child. When the child awoke and cried out, Larsen told her she had just had a bad dream. The man paid Larsen to let him make the videos.

Sentencing is set for April 25. Both parties have agreed to recommend a sentence of 17.5 years. Beall commended the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart for their work on the case.

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Project Safe Childhood
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Updated February 9, 2018