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.
No sentencing date has been set. Dye could be sentenced to 15 years in prison.