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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 7, 2016

KC Man Pleads Guilty to Child Porn After Attempting to Meet Two Minors for Sex

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to distributing child pornography following an undercover operation in which he attempted to meet two minor girls for sex.

 

Daniel C. Irwin, 38, of Kansas City, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to the charge contained in an Aug. 27, 2014, federal indictment.

 

By pleading guilty today, Irwin admitted that he distributed a video of child pornography over the Internet on July 21, 2014. Irwin was an assistant vice president of accounting at State Street in Kansas City at the time of the offense.  

 

Irwin admitted that he sent the child pornography video to an undercover detective with the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department. Irwin met with the undercover detective and attempted to exchange incest pornography for the opportunity to have sex with the undercover detective’s two minor daughters (ages 12 and 16). Irwin sent additional videos of child pornography to the undercover detective on Aug. 4, 2014.

 

Under federal statutes, Irwin is subject to a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in federal prison without parole, up to a sentence of 20 years in federal prison without parole. The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes, as the sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the United States Probation Office.

 

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick D. Daly. It was investigated by the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department and the FBI.

 

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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Project Safe Childhood
Updated July 7, 2016