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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 4, 2015

Derby Man Pleads Guilty To Using Internet at Church To Distribute Child Porn

WICHITA, KAN. – A Derby man pleaded guilty Monday to using Internet service at the church he attended to distribute child pornography, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Delmas E. Rich, 50, Derby, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of distributing child pornography. In his plea, he admitted he used Internet service at his church, Temple Baptist Church in Wichita, and his work, Alarm Security Specialists in Viola, Kan., because he had no Internet service at home. On Jan. 18, 2015, a Wichita police detective downloaded child pornography from Rich’s computer over the Internet using a file-sharing service.

Sentencing is set for July 20. He faces a penalty of not less than 5 years and possibly as much as 30 years and a fine up to $250,000.

Grissom commended the Wichita Police Department, the Kansas Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, Homeland Security Investigations and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart for their work on the case.

 

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Updated May 4, 2015