WICHITA, Kan-- A registered sex offender was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for sending obscene material to a girl while he was a patient at Larned State Hospital.
Christopher M. Case, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of transferring obscene material to a minor. In his plea, he admitted that he lived in the Sexual Predator Treatment Program of Larned State Hospital when he committed the crime. In mid 2011 he obtained access to a smartphone, which he shared with other residents. In December 2011 and January 2012 he learned that another resident of the program was using the smartphone to communicate with a 13-year-old female via email and chat. The girl was in Montana.
On January 16, 2012, Case used the smartphone to send the girl video of himself masturbating.