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Wichita Man Charged with Sexual Abuse On McConnell Air Force Base

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

WICHITA, KAN. - A Wichita who lived in base housing at McConnell Air Force Base was charged Friday with sexually abusing two teenage girls, Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

Random Shane Smith, 36, Wichita, Kan., is charged in a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Wichita with two counts of aggravated sexual abuse and one count of producing child pornography.

According to court records, Smith used force to make the victims submit to sexual acts with him. Smith sexually assaulted the victims over a period of time while they were 12 to 17 years old. The most recent assaults occurred on the McConnell AFB. Smith used a cell phone camera to take photos of some of the assaults.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison. The FBI and the Air Force OSI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart is prosecuting.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.


Updated May 13, 2016

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