Kansas rapist sentenced for sex crimes involving teen he met on 'World of Warcraft'

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

A convicted child rapist in Kansas was sentenced to life in prison after he obtained nude photos of a teen he met on "World of Warcraft."

Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett said 30-year-old Tommy Jones will not be eligible for parole after a jury convicted him on four counts of sexual exploitation of a child.

He met the 16-year-old girl while playing the online game in 2014 and she sent him nude photos of herself. Detectives found the pictures on Jones' phone.

The girl, who lives on the east coast, was stopped by law enforcement just before she boarded a bus to Wichita to meet Jones. 

Jones was convicted of rape and aggravated indecent liberties with a child in Sumner County in 2009. He was released from prison in 2014

"Under Kansas law, because of the prior convictions in Sumner County, these new convictions triggered the "aggravated habitual offender" statute which leads to a life sentence without the possibility of parole," Bennett said.

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