UPDATE: Thursday, June 20, 2013
Federal prosecutors say a man already committed as a sexual predator at Larned State Hospital has been charged with making child pornography while in custody.
U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom says 33-year-old Christopher M. Case enticed a 15-year-old and a 13-year-old to videotape sex acts and post them on the Internet while he was a patient in the Sexual Predator Treatment Program. Case also is charged with producing child pornography and sending obscene material to a child.
Case was convicted in 2003 of attempted aggravated indecent solicitation of a child in Saline County.
The hospital is part of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, which said Thursday the new allegations against Case involved use of a contraband cellphone. The agency says it has taken steps to identify and stop such contraband.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
A convicted sexual predator being housed in the Larned State Hospital has been indicted for producing child pornography.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says Christopher M. Case was being held in the sexual predator unit of the state hospital at the time the alleged crimes took place.
Case is accused of enticing a 13-year-old and 15-year-old child to engage in a sex act for a video he would distribute over the internet. He is also accused of making a video of himself performing a sex act that he sent to the 13-year-old victim.
The crimes are alleged to have happened between December of 2011 and January of 2012 at Larned State Hospital. Case, a registered sex offender, was convicted in Saline County, in May 2003 on a charge of attempted aggravated indecent solicitation of a child.
Case is now charged with two counts of producing child pornography and two counts of sending obscene material to a child. If convicted on the federal charges, he faces up to 25 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each of the charges of producing child pornography; and a penalty of no less than 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on each of the charges of sending obscene material to a child.
The Wichita Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Kansas Attorney General’s office investigated.