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Repeat Sex Offender Sentenced For Distributing Child Pornography

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

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Kansas man with a prior rape conviction was sentenced today to 197 months in federal prison for distributing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. In addition, he was ordered to pay $95,000 in restitution.

James Minter, 47, Linwood, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of receipt and distribution of child pornography. In his plea, he admitted that law enforcement received a report from CyberTipline (https://www.missingkids.org/gethelpnow/cybertipline ) that he had uploaded a file containing child pornography via the internet. Investigators tracked the upload to a Minter’s residence in Linwood. More than 1,000 images and 200 videos depicting the sexual abuse of children were seize from Minter’s devices.

In 1998, Minter was convicted of rape and criminal sodomy after assaulting a 5-year-old child. He was released from prison in May 2018.

McAllister commended the Wichita Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Flannigan for their work on the cases.

Updated August 20, 2020

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Project Safe Childhood
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