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Topeka Man Sentenced to 12+ Years For Distributing Child Pornography

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

TOPEKA, KAN. – A Topeka man who used the screen name “kansas_dad” in chat rooms was sentenced Wednesday to 150 months in federal prison for distributing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Tucker J. Newman, 48, Topeka, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of distributing child pornography. In his plea he admitted he sent child pornography to an undercover investigator in California. During an online conversation in January 2014, Newman asked the investigator to send him video of a child being sexually abused. In trade, Newman sent the investigator child pornography. When investigators served a search warrant at Newman’s home in Topeka, they found 64 child pornography video files on a DVD-R. Most of the videos showed adult men engaging in sex acts with children younger than 10 years of age.

Grissom commended the Topeka Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations and Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine Kenney for their work on the case.

Updated November 18, 2015

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