U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announced Wednesday that charges have been filed against a Wichita man for distributing child pornography.
52 year-old Amel Kevin Loop is charged with one count of distributing child pornography. The federal complaint against Loop says that back in September, an undercover agent spoke online with someone who said he was interested in toddlers and had shared a boy with another adult male. he also indicated he was "willing to share more than just pics."
Investigators traced the electronic trail to a computer at Strategic Financial Concepts in Wichita. Evidence lead investigators to Loop.
A search of Loop's home and work computers uncovered images of children, some of them explicit. A child at the home told authorities he had been abused by Loop 11 years prior.
On Loop's LinkedIn page, Loop indicates he works for Strategic Financial Concepts, Inc. and serves as a "financial advisor."
Strategic Financial Concepts, Inc. says that's not the truth. The company issued the following statement Thursday:
"Amel Kevin Loop has, for the last year, been a self-employed independent contractor affiliate of Strategic Financial Concepts, Inc. He is not, nor has he been, an employee, as previous reported. We hope the allegations him prove to be false, and pray for the individuals and families affected."
In the indictment, investigators reference a biography posted on the Strategic Financial website that indicates Loop grew up in Wichita and has children.
The bio was taken down early Thursday afternoon.
The bio indicated Loop has volunteered at Youth Horizons, a local agency that mentors to children of single parents.
That claim is something Youth Horizons vehemently denies. The organization posted the following statement on its online homepage Thursday morning before taking it down:
"Mr. Loop claims to have volunteered at Youth Horizons. This claim is false. Mr. Loop has not mentored or volunteered at Youth Horizons. At Youth Horizons, we work to help children so we are deeply saddened by the charges brought against Mr. Loop."
If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.
Representatives for Youth Horizons, Strategic Financial Concepts, Inc., and the U.S. Attorney's office all declined requests for on-camera interviews Thursday.