Sex cartoons of children left on KC library printer leads to man's conviction

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A Kansas City man who viewed and printed out sexually explicit cartoon images of children at a public library has been found guilty in federal court.

A jury in U.S. District Court in Kansas City found David R. Buie guilty of possessing obscene images of the sexual abuse of children.

Buie, 63, had previously spent time in prison for possessing child pornography.

The charge he was convicted of Tuesday stemmed from images left on a printer at a branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library in the 9200 block of Blue Ridge Blvd.

Buie used a library computer to view images of children engaged in sexual activity in a graphic comic and printed out about 50 pages, according to trial testimony.

But the printer ran our of toner and stopped working before the job was finished.

Buie retrieved the printed pages before he left the library, but didn't realize that all of the images had not printed out.

Once the toner was replaced, the remaining obscene images were printed and discovered by librarians.

Investigators identified Buie because his library card was used. The printed out images were later found at his house.

Because of his prior conviction, Buie faces a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison.

A sentencing date has not been set.

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