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Jury convicts Dighton man of child exploitation charges

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

WICHITA, KAN. – A federal jury convicted a Kansas man on child exploitation charges. 

The jury found Daniel Kroeker, 49, of Dighton, guilty of receiving child pornography via his social media account in July 2019. The jury also found he possessed a laptop and cell phone containing pornographic images of a child under the age of 12 when agents conducted a search in December 2020.

Kroeker is scheduled to be sentenced on April 24, 2024 and faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison of each count. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation, North Dakota Bureau of Investigation, and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) – North Dakota are investigating the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart is prosecuting the case.

Project Safe Childhood
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and CEOS, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit


Updated February 7, 2024

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