Crime & Courts

Salina man sentenced to federal prison for distributing child pornography

A Salina man was sentenced Wednesday to five years in federal prison for distributing child pornography, authorities said.

David Patrick Newcomer, 35, pleaded guilty to one count of distributing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said in a statement. In his plea, Newcomer admitted that a Wichita police detective was able to download a movie containing child pornography from Newcomer’s computer using a file-sharing program.

An examination of Newcomer’s computer identified more than 19,000 images and videos of child pornography, Beall said.

The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the Wichita Police Department and Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigated the case.

Stan Finger: 316-268-6437, @StanFinger