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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

Monday, May 2, 2016

Overland Park Woman Pleads Guilty To Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

WICHITA, KAN. - An Overland Park woman pleaded guilty to sexually exploiting a 13-year-old victim, Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

Tricia Rodarmel, 39, Overland Park, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of transporting a minor across state lines for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity. In her plea, Rodarmel admitted that in October 2013 she began a relationship with co-defendant Robert Dickson through social media. Dickson told her of his interest in having sex with minors. Rodarmel helped by putting Dickson in contact with a 13-year-old minor.

On March 16, 2014, Rodarmel took the 13-year-old from Missouri to a hotel in Kansas where Dickson was to meet them. Rodarmel knew that Dickson intended to engage in sex with the minor.

Sentencing is set for July 25. Both parties have agreed to recommend Rodarmel be sentenced to 17 years in federal prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release.

Co-defendant Dickson is set for sentencing July 11. Both parties in his case have agreed to recommend Dickson be sentenced to 25 years, followed by lifetime supervised release.

Beall commended the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart for their work on the case.

Project Safe Childhood
Updated May 2, 2016