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Miami County Man Sentenced For Collecting Child Pornography

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

KANSAS CITY, KAN. - A Miami County man who pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography was sentenced today to 70 months in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. In addition, the defendant was ordered to pay $5,000 to the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act Fund and $3,000 to each of 15 victims who requested restitution.

Joel Haines, 61, Paola, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of possessing child pornography. At sentencing, the prosecutor said investigators found 1,433 digital child pornography images on Haines’ computer. The images included children under the age of two being sexually abused as well as images of girls ages 6 to 12.

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

Updated June 13, 2019

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