KANSAS News: Kansas Men, Brian Fuchs Charged With Distributing Child Porn

KANSAS News: Kansas Men, Brian Fuchs Charged With Distributing Child Porn

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Two Kansas men were indicted Wednesday in separate cases on charges of distributing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Brian Fuchs, 48, Lawrence, Kan., is charged with one count of distributing child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography.  The indictment alleges Fuchs used a peer-to-peer network to share child pornography with other users.

If convicted, he faces not less than five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the distribution charge, and up to 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the possession charge.

The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Flannigan is prosecuting.

Duane Allen, 54, Leavenworth, Kan., is charged with one count of distributing child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography.  The indictment alleges Allen used a peer-to-peer network to share child pornography with other users.

If convicted, he faces not less than five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the distribution charge, and up to 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the possession charge.

The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Flannigan is prosecuting.

Both cases are being prosecuted under the Justice Department’s Project Safe Childhood (PSC) initiative.

OTHER INDICTMENTS

Ricky Stevens, 29, Kansas City, Mo., is charged with two counts of stealing gift cards from the mail while he worked for the U.S. Postal Service.  The crimes are alleged to have occurred in 2015 and 2016 in Johnson County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces up to five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each count.  The U.S. Postal Service investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Leon Patton is prosecuting.

Diego Cesar Oyarzun Ruiz, 29, and Jonathan Sebastian Zuniga Contreras, 22, both citizens of Chile who are being held in the Johnson County Adult Detention Center, are charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.  In addition, Oyarzun Ruiz is charged with one count of aggravated identity theft.  The indictment alleges they used stolen credit cards to buy electronic devices at retail stores, including a Best Buy in Overland Park, Kan.

If convicted, they face up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the wire fraud charge and two years (consecutive) on the identity theft charge.  The U.S. Secret Service investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Oakley is prosecuting.

Charles W. Ochlech, 46, who is in the custody of the Bureau of Prisons, is charged with assaulting another inmate at Leavenworth Penitentiary in April 2014.

If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Oakley and Assistant U.S. Attorney Trent Krug are prosecuting.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.

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SOURCE: news provided by JUSTICE.GOV on Thursday, July 12, 2018.