Registered Johnson County sex offender faces new child porn charges

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OLATHE, Kan. — A registered sex offender living in Olathe, Kan., is now facing two counts of sexual exploitation of a child, fifteen years after he faced similar charges.

Christopher Lee Greenwood, 32, was arrested Wednesday and bonded out of jail by posting a $10,000 bond later that night.

Johnson County prosecutors said he was in possession of child pornography.

“There is truly a victim in these cases that are taken advantage of over and over again by these pedophiles who exchange these photographs,” said Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe.

Howe declined to divulge specific details in Greenwood's current case, but he shed light on the Olathe man's criminal past.

“He was a juvenile at the time,” Howe said. “He went through a waiver process and faced punishment on similar charges, as well as a Romeo and Juliet charge right after he turned 18.”

Howe said those convictions came 15 years ago, when Greenwood pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual exploitation for having sexual relations with an underage girl and for having child porn. The convictions forced Greenwood to register as a sex offender.

“Probably the biggest problems that we have in the criminal justice system are dealing with sex offenders,” Howe said. “We see them as consistently reoffending, more so than maybe other types of crimes.”

When FOX 4 visited Greenwood's neighborhood Thursday and knocked on his front door, his grandmother answered and said she thought her grandson had changed for the better.

His grandmother said she did not believe the current charges and she wanted to learn more about the accusations before saying anything further.

Greenwood was not home when FOX 4 stopped by his house. A condition of his bond states he cannot use a computer or access the internet.

If convicted, Greenwood could face up to 10 years in prison. He’s due back in court next week.