U.S. Attorney’s Office
December 11, 2015
District of Kansas
Johnson County Man Sentenced to More Than 17 Years for Distributing Child Pornography
KANSAS CITY, KS—A Johnson County man was sentenced Thursday to 210 months in federal prison for distributing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.
Jacob N. Hilton, 29, Gardner, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of distributing child pornography. In his plea, he admitted he traded child pornography over the Internet with a man in Australia who was arrested by the Queensland Police during a child pornography investigation. The man’s records showed he had been in contact with Hilton and the Australian police passed the information on to investigators in Kansas. Investigators obtained a warrant and found evidence in Hilton’s Gmail account that he sent child pornography to the Australian man.
Grissom commended the Queensland Police, the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney for their work on the case.