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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Indictment: Leavenworth County Man Produced Child Pornography

WICHITA, KAN. – A federal grand jury returned an indictment Wednesday charging a Leavenworth County man with producing child pornography, Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

Bradley Hilt, 25, Linwood, Kan., is charged with two counts of producing child pornography, one count of distributing child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in 2014 and 2016. The indictment alleges Hilt produced child pornography by enticing a minor and taking pictures with a Nokia Lumina cell phone. He is alleged to have distributed child pornography images over the Internet using a file sharing program.

If convicted, he faces a penalty of not less than 15 years and not more than 30 years in federal prison on each count of production, not less than five years and not more than 10 years on the distribution count, and up to 10 years on the possession count. The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Flannigan is prosecuting.


Elsa Hernandez-De Duran, 43, Fort Worth, Texas, is charged with conspiring to commit money laundering (count one), money laundering (count two) and smuggling bulk cash (count three). The crimes are alleged to have occurred during June 2015 to July 2016 in Johnson County, Kan.

If convicted, she faces up to 20 years and a fine up to $500,000 on each of counts one and two, and up to five years and a fine up to $250,000 on count three. The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sheri Catania is prosecuting.

Derrick Horne, 26, Kansas City, Mo, is charged with one count of enticing a person to cross state lines to engage in prosecution and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Oct. 15, 2016, in Wyandotte County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces up to 20 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the prostitution charge and up 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the firearm charge. The FBI, the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department, the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department, the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Department and the Overland Park Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Trent Krug 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 October 27, 2016