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McPherson County Man Charged With Producing Child Pornography

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

WICHITA, KAN. – A man from McPherson County was charged in federal court here today with sexually exploiting a 15-year-old victim, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Loren Olson, 68, Marquette, Kan., is charged with one count of producing child pornography and one count of the sex trafficking of a minor.

A criminal complaint filed in federal court in Wichita alleges Olson came to the attention of law enforcement after Facebook made a CyberTipline report to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Facebook captured content in which Olson communicated with a 15-year-old victim. Olson made reference to having had sex with the victim, taking pictures during their sexual acts and paying the victim after sex.

If convicted, Olson could face a penalty of not less than 15 years and not more than 30 years in federal prison on the production count, and not less than 10 years on the other count. The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart is prosecuting. 

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.

Updated December 9, 2020

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