Former Kansas City Man Indicted for Producing Child Pornography
|U.S. Attorney’s Office May 21, 2013|
KANSAS CITY, MO—Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former Kansas City, Missouri resident was indicted by a federal grand jury today for producing child pornography.
Paul Leslie Kannarr, 68, formerly of Kansas City, was charged in a 10-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City.
Today’s indictment alleges that Kannarr used a minor, identified as “Jane Doe,” to produce child pornography on six separate occasions between December 19, 1999 and September 23, 2000. The indictment also charges Kannarr with two counts of posting a notice online that offers to display or distribute child pornography, one count of transporting child pornography over the Internet, and one count of possessing child pornography.
Dickinson cautioned that the charges contained in this indictment are simply accusations and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charges must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Katharine Fincham. It was investigated by the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department and the FBI Cyber Crimes Task Force.
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.”
This news release, as well as additional information about the office of the United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, is available online at http://www.justice.gov/usao/mow/index.html.