Indiana man indicted on charges of sexually exploiting Kansas girl

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — An Indiana man has been indicted on charges of using the Internet to sexually exploit a Douglas County, Kan., girl.

Brett J. Williamson, 35, of Fort Wayne, Ind., was charged with three counts of producing child pornography and three counts of enticing a minor to engage in an unlawful sexual activity. The indictment alleges that in February and April 2012 Williamson enticed the girl to send him photos of herself engaged in sexual activities.

Williamson is being held in the Douglas County Jail.

If convicted, he faces a penalty of not less than 15 years and not more than 30 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each count of producing child pornography; and a penalty of not less than 10 years and not more than life and a fine up to $250,000 on each count of enticing a minor. The Lawrence Police Department and the FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Martin is prosecuting.

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