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District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

KC Man Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charge That Could Send Him to Prison for 12 Years

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Missouri man with a prior child sexual exploitation conviction pleaded guilty today to possession of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

William Lockwood, 41, who lived in Kansas City, Kan., at the time of the crime and now lives in Pleasant Valley, Mo., pleaded guilty to one count of possessing child pornography. The investigation began when Dropbox sent a tip to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. In his plea, Lockwood admitted he uploaded child pornography to the Dropbox account and provided access to other users.

Investigators seized 26 videos of child sexual abuse from Lockwood’s account. In 2012, Lockwood was convicted in Collier County, Fla., on a charge of obscene communication for the purpose of luring a child for sex.

Sentencing is set for Dec. 3. Both parties are recommending a sentence of 144 months in federal prison. McAllister commended the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Flannigan for their work on the case.

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Updated September 2, 2020