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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Missouri

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Independence, KCK Men Indicted for Producing Child Porn

Project Safe Childhood

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an Independence, Mo., man and a Kansas City, Kan., man were indicted by a federal grand jury today for producing child pornography.

 

Kenneth R. Davis, 35, of Independence, and Randy Mull, 36, of Kansas City, Kan., were charged in a four-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Mo.

 

Today’s indictment alleges that Davis and Mull, aiding and abetting each other, used two minors (identified in the indictment as “John Doe #1” and “John Doe #2) to produce child pornography on April 2 and July 15, 2010.

 

The federal indictment also charges Davis with one count of receiving child pornography over the Internet and one count of possessing child pornography.

 

Dickinson cautioned that the charges contained in this indictment are simply accusations, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charges must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

 

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Catherine A. Connelly. It was investigated by the Independence, Mo., Police Department and the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department.

 

Project Safe Childhood

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc . For more information about Internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab "resources."

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Updated July 29, 2015