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Kansas man gets 15 years for child porn

Updated: 2013-12-03T21:36:36Z

— A 32-year-old Salina man has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for receiving and distributing child pornography.

U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Tuesday in a release that Justin S. Tatum pleaded guilty earlier to three counts of distributing child pornography. He was sentenced Monday in federal court in Wichita.

Prosecutors say Tatum admitted sending images of child pornography to another man, Jeffrey Wiederholt, in exchange for child pornography.

Grissom's office says the investigation began in 2011 when Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents acted on a lead related to Wiederholt, of Stanberry, Mo. Wiederholt was convicted in U.S. District Court in Missouri and sentenced in August to 70 years in prison.

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