You are here

Justice News

Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Sedgwick County Man Pleads Guilty To Producing Child Porn

WICHITA, KAN. – A Sedgwick County man pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal charge of producing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

 

Ian Nathaniel Smith, 21, Viola, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of producing child pornography. In his plea, he admitted he communicated over the internet with a 14-year-old victim in Indiana. On Skype, Smith urged the victim to live stream sex acts. Smith transported the minor to Ohio for the purpose of performing sexual activity. When Smith was arrested, investigators found pornographic images of the victim on Smith’s smartphone.

 

Sentencing is set for Feb. 16. He faces a penalty of not less than 15 years and not more than 30 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.

 

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

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Component(s): 
Updated November 30, 2017