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San Antonio Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison for Possession and Distribution of Child Porn

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Texas

In San Antonio this morning, 33-year-old Michael Daniel Lee Kiper was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison followed by 20 years of supervised release for possession and transmission of child pornography announced United States Attorney Richard Durbin, Jr. and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio.


In addition to the prison term, Senior U.S. District Judge David A. Ezra ordered that a hearing be held in approximately 90 days in order to give victims enough time to request restitution in this case.


On November 8, 2016, Kiper pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of child porn and one count of possession of child porn.


On July 28, 2016, FBI agents executed a search warrant at the defendant’s residence and recovered a cell phone and a flash drive. A forensics examination of the seized items revealed the presence of images and videos depicting extremely young children being sexual assaulted. Kiper has remained in federal custody since his arrest on July 28, 2016.


The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted this investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Tracy Thompson prosecuted this case on behalf of the Government.

Updated April 21, 2017

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