Kansas man sentenced to nearly 8 years for collecting child porn

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Joel Haines (KBI Public Offender Registry) Joel Haines (KBI Public Offender Registry)
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (KAKE) -

A 61-year-old Kansas man has been sentenced to nearly eight years inn federal prison for possessing hundreds of child pornography images. 

U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said Joel Haines of Paola was sentenced Thursday to 70 months for possession of child porn. A judge also ordered him to pay $5,000 to the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act Fund and $3,000 to each of 15 victims who requested restitution.

At his sentencing, the prosecutor said investigators found 1,433 child pornography images on Haines’ computer. McAllister said the images included children under the age of 2 being sexually abused as well as images of girls ages 6 to 12.

McAllister commended the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Flannigan for their work on the case.

The Kansas Offender Registry website shows Haines has a conviction of possessing child pornography in Jackson County, Missouri.