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Inman man sentenced in child porn case

A 42-year-old Inman man has been sentenced to more than six years in federal prison for distributing child pornography on the Internet.

U.S. Senior District Judge Wesley Brown sentenced Kevin C. Chapin to 75 months in federal prison, after his computer turned up nearly 1,500 images and 79 movies of children in sexual situations.

Barry Grissom, U.S. attorney for Kansas, said a detective with the Newton Police Department discovered Chapin through an IP address offering known files of child pornography via a peer-to-peer online network. Investigators tracked the electronic trail to Chapin's home in Inman in March 2010.

Chapin said he had been attending counseling for his problem, and offered a letter from a psychologist saying he was making progress in treatment.

The prosecution is a part of the Department of Justice's Project Safe Childhood, Grissom said.

There is no parole from federal prison.

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