Crime & Courts

Twitter reported his photos. Now this Wichita man will spend 5 years in prison

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A Wichita man was sentenced to 5 years in prison after Twitter reported his photos.

Joshua A. Haskins, 42, pleaded guilty to one count of distributing child pornography and one count of using the internet to target a 12-year-old child for sexual exploitation, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said in a release.

Haskins admitted in his plea that he posted child pornography on his Twitter account, the release said. Twitter reported the images to CyberTipline.

The release said Haskins also uploaded a picture from the Instagram account of a 12-year-old girl to a Russia-based photo-sharing website.

"He included the girl's name and her electronic email address, urging other users to 'talk her into nudes' and 'send me pics if u do,'" the release said.

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