Crime & Courts

Sex offender parolee faces 21 years for child porn

While on parole for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old, Shane M. McClelland began collecting nude pictures of girls just a year or two older.

McClelland, 26, now faces more than 21 years in federal prison after pleading guilty Monday to receiving child pornography from two teens in New York.

U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said McClelland enticed the girls, ages 13 and 14, to send pictures of their breasts and genitals via the Internet.

Originally posing as a 17-year-old, McClelland contacted the two girls through the website Teenspot.com in January 2010, according to federal court records. McClelland also called the girls by phone. He asked, and they sent him, sexually explicit pictures through Yahoo instant messaging.

Kansas Department of Corrections records show McClelland had been paroled in May 2009 after spending nearly four years in prison on a conviction of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

McClelland pleaded no contest in 2004 to that charge in Sedgwick County District Court.

That conviction involved a 12-year-old girl who said McClelland forcibly raped her in a cellar in front of a friend, Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart said in court briefs filed in the federal case.

McClelland eventually told the New York girls his real age and about his previous sex offense, Hart wrote in his pleadings. After McClelland made a threat, one of the girls became frightened and told her mother.

The federal plea agreement calls for a sentence of 262 months when McClelland returns to face U.S. Senior District Judge Monti Belot on Sept. 12.

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