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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 23, 2018

Wichita Man Sentenced For Distributing Child Porn

WICHITA, KAN. – A Wichita man was sentenced Monday to five years in federal prison for distributing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Joshua A. Haskins, 42, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of distributing child pornography and one count of using the internet to target a 12-year-old child for sexual exploitation. In his plea, he admitted he posted child pornography on his Twitter account. Twitter reported the images to CyberTipline (report.cybertip.org), a web site where electronic service providers and the public can report child pornography.

Haskins also used his account on a photo-sharing website based in Russia to upload a picture of the Instagram account of a 12-year-old girl. He included the girl’s name and her electronic email address, urging other users to “talk her into nudes” and “send me pics if u do.”

McAllister commended Homeland Security Investigations and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart for their work on the case.

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Project Safe Childhood
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Updated April 23, 2018