A Kansas City man admitted Friday in U.S. District Court that he attempted to create child pornography.
Michael Dye, 48, pleaded guilty to using a minor between the ages of 12 and 16 to produce child pornography between June 15, 2005, and Aug. 18, 2008.
Under a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, Dye admitted that he shared and distributed images of child porn over the Internet to others, including a co-defendant, Thomas O’Brien, 56, of Rhode Island. O’Brien pleaded guilty in December 2014 to attempted sex trafficking of a child. He has not been sentenced.
Authorities said Dye enticed his victim to engage in sexually explicit conduct. Investigators examined bank and travel records to link Dye to pornographic material.
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No sentencing date has been set. Dye could be sentenced to 15 years in prison.