Kansas man who traveled to Philippines for sex with girls gets 84 years

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Anthony Shultz (Harvey Co. Jail/Hutch Post) Anthony Shultz (Harvey Co. Jail/Hutch Post)

A 56-year-old Kansas man who traveled to the Philippines and had sex with minors there has been sentenced to over 84 years in prison.

Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister of the District of Kansas made the announcement Thursday.

Anthony Shultz was charged in July 2016 and pleaded guilty to three counts of producing child pornography in July 2018. 

Shultz, a helicopter pilot from Lindsborg, admitted he engaged in sex acts with girls in the Philippines. He videotaped his sexual encounters with two minors and transported the videos to his home in Kansas. One of the girls was only 12 years old at the time. The other was 15 years old. 

In one of the videos, Shultz is seen giving the 15-year-old money after having sex with her. 

"Shultz also produced child pornography of an 8-year-old girl in the Philppines by communicating on Skype with the child’s mother and directing the mother to expose the child’s genitals and live-stream it on web camera," a release from the Department of Justice said.  

The FBI investigated the case. 

"This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and CEOS, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc."

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