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

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Platte City Man Sentenced for 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 Platte City, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for distributing child pornography following an undercover operation in which he attempted to meet two minor girls for sex.

 

Daniel C. Irwin, 39, of Platte City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 13 years and nine months in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Irwin to 20 years of supervised release following incarceration.

 

On July 7, 2016, Irwin pleaded guilty to distributing a video of child pornography over the Internet. Irwin was an assistant vice president of accounting at a Kansas City, Mo., corporation 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.

 

This case was 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 February 10, 2017