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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Manhattan Man Sentenced For Viewing Child Porn

TOPEKA, KAN. – A Manhattan man was sentenced Tuesday to 51 months in federal prison for viewing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. He also was ordered to pay $26,000 in restitution whose images he viewed.

John Francis Wear, 48, Manhattan, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of accessing child pornography online. Wear admitted he downloaded software that masks a user’s identity online so he could view sexually explicit photos of children under the age of 18.

McAllister commended the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine Kenney for their work on the case.

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Project Safe Childhood
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Updated October 9, 2018