Kansas man sentenced to 9 years for child pornography, cyberstalking

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KAKE) -

A Topeka man has been sentenced on child pornography and cyberstalking charges.

A news release from US Attorney Stephen McAllister says 35-year-old Blake Adam Austin pleaded guilty to one count of each: cyberstalking, possessing child pornography and distributing child pornography.

The investigation began after a female Topeka middle school teacher reported receiving emails from men who wanted to meet her. Someone was using her identity to post sexual content in Craigslist ads. 

The issue went on for years until an investigator identified an account Austin was using to post sexual content along with the victim's contact information. 

The victim recognized that she had worked with Austin at a coffee shop. Austin had allegedly tried to start a relationship with her but she was not interested.

Austin had been using photos of an adult porn star and the victim's contact information to post ads. He had also used images of the victim and her contact information to put up half a dozen ads on Craigslist.

Investigators searched Austin's laptop and found photos of him having sex with a 17-year-old girl. Additionally, they learned that he had uploaded sexually explicit photos of a girl under 15-years-old on Skype.

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