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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Lawrence Man Pleads Guilty To Distributing Child Pornography

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Lawrence man pleaded guilty to a federal charge of distributing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said today.

 Brian Fuchs, 49, Lawrence, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of distributing child pornography. In his plea, he admitted investigators found approximately 2,000 images and 200 videos containing child pornography on his computer.

The FBI used an internet peer-to-peer file sharing program to download child pornography from Fuchs before serving a search warrant at his home.

Fuchs agreed in his plea to pay $20,000 restitution to the victims.

Sentencing is set for April 22. He faces a penalty of not less than five years, not more than 20 years and a fine up to $250,000.

McAllister commended the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Flannigan for their work on the case.

 

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Updated January 30, 2019