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District of Kansas

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Grand Jury Returns Indictment In Sexual Exploitation of a Child Case

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - A federal grand jury today indicted a Sedgwick County man on charges of sexually exploiting a child, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

 

Ian Nathanial Smith, 20, Viola, Kan., is charged with one count of sexual exploitation of a child, one count of possessing child pornography and a new count of traveling across state lines to engage in sex acts with a child. Smith initially was charged in a criminal complaint filed May 4.

 

An investigator’s affidavit alleges Smith used social media to communicate over the internet with a 14-year-old girl in another state. He asked the girl to send him live streaming video of herself engaged in sexual activities. Investigators found child pornography on his phone, including 204 images and four videos.

 

If convicted, he faces not less than 15 years and not more than 30 years in federal prison on the charge of exploiting a minor, not less than 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the interstate travel charge and up to 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the possession charge. The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart is prosecuting.

 

 

 

OTHER INDICTMENTS

 

Xzavier Christian Guliford, 24, Wichita, Kan., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction. The crime is alleged to have occurred March 18, 2017, in Jackson County, Kan.

 

If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Bureau of alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch is prosecuting.

 

Juan Gabriel Barron-Hernandez, 33, who has been living in Wichita, Kan., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by an unauthorized alien, one count of illegal possession of a sawed off shotgun and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm with the serial number removed. The crimes are alleged to have occurred March 16, 2017, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

 

If convicted he faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each of the first two counts and up to five years and an fine up to $250,000 on third count. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated.

 

Ruth Noemy Galvan, 25 Long Beach, Calif., is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The crime is alleged to have occurred March 24, 2017, in Clark County, Kan.

 

If convicted, she faces not less than 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $10 million. The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated.

 

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.

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Updated May 11, 2017