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District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Indictment: Junction City Woman Produced Child Pornography

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Junction City woman was indicted Wednesday on charges of producing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

 

Kayla Michelle Simpson, 22, Junction City, Kan., is charged with one count of using a child to produce child pornography and one count of violating the conditions imposed on a registered sex offender. The crime is alleged to have occurred in July 2016 in Junction City.

 

The indictment alleges that Simpson, who was registered sex offender, enticed a 16-year-old victim to engage in sexual activity for the purpose of producing child pornography.

 

If convicted, Simpson faces a penalty of not less than 15 years and not more than 30 years in federal prison on the production charge, and up to 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the sex offender charge. The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine Kenney is prosecuting.

 

 

OTHER INDICTMENTS

 

Mack W. Colvin, Jr., 31, Park City, Kan., is charged with one count of bank robbery and two counts of brandishing a firearm.

 

The indictment alleges Colvin robbed the Fidelity Bank branch at 1306 N. Woodlawn in Wichita on Dec. 13, 2017, and the Wheat State Credit Union at 1400 S. Oliver in Wichita on Dec. 19, 2017. In both cases, he is charged with brandishing a firearm.

 

If convicted, he faces up to 25 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each robbery charge, and not less than seven years and a fine up to $250,000 on each firearm charge. The FBI and the Wichita Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch is prosecuting.

 

John Stephen Kissell, 31, who is in custody, is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction. The crime is alleged to have occurred in September 2017 in Topeka, 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 Duston Slinkard is prosecuting.

 

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 January 10, 2018