A Salina man was sentenced Monday to 108 months in federal prison for distributing child pornography on the internet.
Austin Wade Evans, 33, pleaded guilty to distributing and possessing child pornography, according to a news release issued by U.S. Attorney Tom Beall. Evans admitted that on June 22, 2016, he used a Samsung TracFone to distribute child pornography over an internet file-sharing program. A detective with the Kansas Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force downloaded images from Evans’ phone.
Three days later, Evans gave his phone to investigators. Later, after child pornography charges were filed against him, Evans got another phone and distributed child pornography again.
After he serves his sentence, Evans will be on supervised release for 15 years.
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The Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Kansas Internet Crimes Against Child Task Force investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart prosecuted.