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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Former Fredonia City Administrator Sentenced to 7+Years for Child Pornography

WICHITA, KAN. – A former city administrator of Fredonia was sentenced today to 90 months in federal prison for child pornography, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Michael P. Ohrt, 40, Fredonia, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of transporting child pornography. In his plea, he admitted using his Yahoo email account to establish a Dropbox storage account and then uploading videos of child pornography. Dropbox identified the material as child pornography and reported the user’s information to authorities. Investigators traced the IP address to Ohrt’s work and home in Fredonia.

McAllister commended Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Kansas Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force  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 20, 2020