KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – A Kansas man is facing a minimum of 15 years in prison after admitting he tricked a 12-year-old girl into performing sex acts on an Internet video connection.
The U.S. Attorney’s office says 30-year-old Kristopher K. Sims, from the south-central Kansas town of Augusta, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to one count of producing child pornography.
The girl lives in New York state. Prosecutors said Sims first met her on Facebook when she was 11, and he pretended to be a teenage boy.
The two communicated in chats and video messaging for several months. Sims admitted in his plea that he persuaded the girl last November to engage in a sexual act which he captured in a live video feed.
A judge scheduled sentencing for June 2.