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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

KC Man Sentenced to 40 Years for Producing Child Porn

Project Safe Childhood

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today on charges related to producing child pornography.

 

Donald T. Paris, Jr., 28, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips to 40 years in federal prison without parole.

 

On March 25, 2014, Paris was convicted at trial of one count of producing child pornography, one count of receiving child pornography over the Internet, one count of transporting child pornography over the Internet and one count of possessing child pornography.

 

Evidence introduced during the trial indicated that Paris used a child victim, identified in the indictment as “CV,” to produce child pornography in December 2010. Paris also used his e-mail account to receive, transport and possess separate images of child pornography.

 

According to court documents, Paris was arrested in December 2011 when he was caught printing images of child pornography at the Kansas City Public Library. Paris admitted to law enforcement officers that he used his e-mail account to receive, send and possess images and videos of child pornography. Paris possessed 169 images and 25 movies of child pornography.

 

Paris also admitted that he had used his cell phone to produce images of child pornography with two separate minors in December 2010 and January 2011. Paris admitted to repeated sexual abuses and molestations of numerous children as young as three years of age over the past decade.

 

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick D. Daly. It was investigated by the FBI, the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department, the Taney County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department, the North Richland Hills, Texas, Police Department and the Branson, Mo., 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 April 27, 2015