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Dodge City Man Pleads Guilty To Transporting Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Kansas

WICHITA, KAN. - A Dodge City man pleaded guilty Monday to transporting child pornography across state lines, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Joel Edward McClure, 36, Dodge City, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of transportation of child pornography. In his plea, he admitted that in May and August 2015 he used his laptop computer to download and share child pornography with other users via a file sharing network. Investigators followed an electronic trail to McClure’s home in Dodge City, Kan., where they served a search warrant. They learned McClure had left Dodge City with his laptop and gone to Denver. Investigators found McClure with the laptop containing the child pornography.

Sentencing is set for June 1. Both parties have agreed to recommend a sentence of 77 months in federal prison. Grissom commended the Kansas Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Homeland Security Investigations and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart for their work on the case.


Updated March 14, 2016

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