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Cowley County Man Sentenced to Nine Years for Possessing, Distributing Child Pornography

U.S. Attorney’s Office November 30, 2012
  • District of Kansas (316) 269-6481

WICHITA, KS—A Cowley County, Kansas man has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison on child pornography charges, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Curtis J. Schooley, 24, Burden, Kansas, pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. In his plea, he admitted to using a peer-to-peer program to share files of child pornography under the name of “joshsmith.” In June 2011, an agent with an FBI task force in New Haven, Connecticut downloaded several images of child pornography from “joshsmith,” including images of an adult male engaged in a sex act with a prepubescent girl. In some instances, the children in the photos had been identified in other investigations.

Investigators identified Schooley as “joshsmith” and served a search warrant at his home in Burden. Additional child pornography was found during the search.

Grissom commended the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart for their work on the case.

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