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South Carolina Man Pleads Guilty To Sexual Exploitation of Kansas Girl

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

WICHITA, KAN. - A South Carolina man pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges of sexually exploiting a Kansas girl, Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said today.

Robert Pitya Dickson, 48, Fort Mill, S.C., pleaded guilty to two counts of producing child pornography. In his plea, he admitted he communicated over the Internet with a 13-year-old Kansas girl. Dickson persuaded the girl to send him send him sexual images of herself. In March 2014 he traveled to meet the girl and engaged in sex acts with her that he recorded and transported back to South Carolina.

Sentencing is set for July 11. Both parties have agreed to recommend a sentence of 300 months in federal prison. Beall commended the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart for their work on the case.

Updated April 21, 2016

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