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Spring Hill photographer is sentenced for possessing child porn

Updated: 2012-12-10T22:46:47Z

By TONY RIZZO

The Kansas City Star

The call that led police to find child pornography on a Johnson County photographer’s camera came from an unlikely source: the photographer himself.

On Monday, Kristopher Hausback, 30, of Spring Hill, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan., to five years and nine months in federal prison for possession of child pornography.

The case against Hausback began Aug. 8, 2011, when he called Leawood police to a hotel to report that his camera had been stolen, according to federal prosecutors.

The subsequent investigation turned up nude photographs of a 14-year-old girl who had sent her brother a text from the room telling him where she was. The girl’s stepfather went to the hotel, confronted Hausback and took his camera after a struggle, prosecutors said.

Authorities found sexually explicit photos of other minors on the camera and a computer belonging to Hausback, according to prosecutors.

To reach Tony Rizzo, call 816-234-4435 or send email to trizzo@kcstar.com.

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