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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Lawrence Man Sentenced to 12+ Years For Soliciting a Minor Online

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Lawrence man was sentenced Wednesday to 151 months in federal prison for soliciting a 16-year-old girl to send him child pornography, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Jamie Drake, 40, Lawrence, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of coercion and enticement of a minor. In his plea, he admitted he solicited a 16-year-old girl from Franklin County, Mo., to send him photos of herself in sexual poses. He offered to pay her bills and send her money in exchange for photos.

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

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Project Safe Childhood
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Updated November 14, 2018