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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Wichita Trucker Sentenced To 12+ Years In Child Pornography Case


WICHITA, KAN. - A truck driver from Wichita was sentenced Thursday to 150 months in federal prison for transporting child pornography, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Joshua David Bellah, 40, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of interstate transportation of child pornography. In his plea he admitted that on Oct. 22, 2013, he traveled from Oklahoma to Kansas with laptops containing several thousand images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. He had previously used a variety of free email accounts to obtain and exchange child pornography while he was traveling as an over-the-road truck driver.

Grissom commended the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart for their work on the case.

Updated December 18, 2014