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McPherson County man charged with producing child porn

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Thursday, July 26, 2012, at 12:50 p.m.

A McPherson County man was charged Thursday with using a 9-year-old girl to produce child pornography, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Philip Andra Grigsby, 50, Marquette, is charged with two counts of enticing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing child pornography, one count of possessing child pornography and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in April and July in McPherson County.

If convicted, Grigsby faces a penalty of not less than 15 years and not more than 30 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each of the counts of producing child pornography; not less than five years and a fine up to $250,000 on the possession count; and a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the gun charge.

The FBI, Australian Federal Police, Marquette police and the Kansas’ Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives participated in the investigation.

Other indictments handed down Thursday:

• Lupe Adela Mains, 45, Pretty Prairie, is charged with one count of health care fraud and one count of mail fraud. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in 2007, 2008 and 2009 in Reno County.

The indictment alleges Mains engaged in a scheme to defraud the Kansas Medicaid Program by causing Medicaid to pay her for supportive homecare services to her sister that she in fact did not provide. It also alleges Mains submitted false claims to the federal Railroad Retirement Board in order to receive survivor disability benefits on behalf of her sister.

• Brian Douglas Pokrandt, 44, Salina, and Rodrigo Ruiz-Macias, 30, Abilene, each are charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The crimes are alleged to have occurred April 6 in Saline County.

• Augustine Fernandez, Jr., Wichita, is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crime is alleged to have occurred July 17 in Sedgwick County.

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