Topeka man indicted for Sex Trafficking of a Child

Dominique Emanuel Tyson

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TOPEKA, Kan. – A Topeka man has been indicted on federal charges of sex trafficking of a child, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Dominique Emanuel Tyson, 23, Topeka, Kan., is charged with one count of sex trafficking of a child and one count of producing child pornography. The indictment alleges Tyson enticed a minor child to engage in a commercial sex act. It also alleges he enticed the child to engage in a sexual act for the purpose of producing child pornography. The crimes are alleged to have occurred June 9 and June 11, 2013, in Shawnee County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a penalty of not less than 10 years and not more than life on the charge of the sex trafficking of a child, and a penalty of not less than 15 years and not more than life and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of producing child pornography.

The Topeka Police Department and the FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine Kenney is prosecuting.

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