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Feds: Overland Park man may be hiding in Asia to avoid child sex crime charges

An Overland Park man charged in two counties with sex crimes against children has been charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

According to court documents filed in federal court, Dalton James Trahan, is believed to be somewhere in Southeast Asia.

He was charged Tuesday in U.S. District Court with leaving the state of Kansas with the intent to avoid prosecution.

Trahan, 24, was charged by Wyandotte County prosecutors in December with four counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child and three counts of breach of privacy, according to an affidavit filed in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan.

He was also charged last April in Johnson County District Court with sexual exploitation of a child, according to the affidavit.

A detective who prepared the affidavit outlined the allegations against Trahan:

An investigation into child pornography being shared online was traced to him in Overland Park. A search warrant was served at the house where Trahan was located in December 2015.

Based on evidence obtained during the search and statements Trahan allegedly made to detectives, information was forwarded to prosecutors in both Johnson and Wyandotte counties.

But according to the affidavit, a few weeks after the search of his house, Trahan flew to Seattle and then to South Korea.

Officials with the Department of Homeland Security determined that he flew back to the United States from China in March 2017, before charges were filed.

At the end of April 2017, he was a passenger on a cruise ship that left from Vancouver, British Columbia, according to the affidavit.

Investigators have continued to gather information and “have reason to believe he has traveled back to Southeast Asia.”

Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers most wanted fugitives. Updated Feb. 1, 2018.

Tony Rizzo: 816-234-4435, @trizzkc

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