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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Butler County Man SentencedTo 18+ Years For Producing Child Porn

WICHITA, KAN. - An Augusta, Kan., man who posed online as a teenage boy to entice middle school girls to make sexually explicit videos was sentenced Monday to 220 months in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.


Kristopher K. Sims, 30, Augusta, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of producing child pornography. In his plea, Sims admitted that on Nov. 20, 2012, he made a recording of a 12-year-old girl engaging in a sexual act. Sims was in Kansas and the girl was in New York. He used his computer to engage in a video chat with her, which he recorded.


Sims first met the victim when she was 11 years old via Facebook. He posed as a boy who was 15 or 16 years old. Over a period of months, he communicated with her in chats and video messaging. He persuaded her to engage in sexual acts, which he captured in live video feeds from her computer.


Grissom commended the Augusta Police Department, the Wichita Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Task Force, Homeland Security Investigations and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart for their work on the case.

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Updated December 15, 2014