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Date: 10-11-2017

Case Style:

United States of America v. Kandi F. Phillips

Northern District of Texas Seal - Lubbock, Texas

Case Number: 5:17-cr-00027-C

Judge: Sam R. Cummings

Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas (Lubbock County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: Steven M. Sucsy

Defendant's Attorney: David Guinn

Description: Lubbock, TX - Former High School Teacher in Lubbock County Sentenced for Receiving Child Pornography Involving a Minor Student

A 30-year-old Lubbock, Texas, woman, Kandi F. Phillips, was sentenced this morning by Senior U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings to serve 97 months in federal prison, following her guilty plea in May 2017 to one count of receipt of a visual depiction of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

Judge Cummings order Phillips to surrender to the Bureau of Prisons on November 10, 2017.

“I have no idea what makes a person - a teacher no less - think it’s okay to engage in sexually explicit communication with a minor,” said U.S. Attorney Parker. “It simply boggles the mind.”

According to documents filed in the case, between December 2016 through February 2017, Phillips was employed as a high school teacher at a public high school in Lubbock County, Texas. During her employment she began interacting online with a student at the school, and the communications turned sexual in nature. Phillips received, by way of the Internet, photographs depicting this minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.


The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative, which was launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals, who sexually exploit children, and identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/. For more information about internet safety education, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/ and click on the tab “resources.”

The case was investigated by the Frenship Independent School District Police Department, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Lubbock Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 97 months in federal prison.

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Defendant's Experts:

Comments: Editor's Comment: Charges like this against women are most unusual.



 
 
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