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Topeka Man Sentenced to 24+ Years For Producing Child Pornography

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

TOPEKA, KAN. – A Topeka man convicted after a jury trial of producing child pornography has been sentenced to 292 months in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Jonathan Kearn, 40, Topeka, Kansas, was convicted in May 2015 on one count of producing child pornography, one count of distributing child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography.

During trial, prosecutors presented evidence that the investigation began in April 2013 when Homeland Security Investigations received a report from the Queensland Police Service, Queensland, Australia. An Australian investigator received emails from Kearn in Kansas containing child pornography Kearn produced. The images included photos of a child under six years old.

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


Updated November 16, 2015

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