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Date: 11-20-2019

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United States of America v. Blake Adam Austin

Case Number: 5:18-cr-40090-HLT

Judge: Holly L. Teeter

Court: United States District Court for the District of Kansas (Shawnee County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: Christine Kenney and Colin D. Wood

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Description: Topeka, KS - Topeka Man Sentenced For Cyberstalking, Child Pornography

A Topeka man was sentenced to nine years in federal prison for cyberstalking and distributing child pornography.

Blake Adam Austin, 35, Topeka, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of cyberstalking, one count of possessing child pornography and one count of distributing child pornography.

The investigation began when a middle school teacher in Topeka reported receiving emails from males who wanted to meet her. The males were responding to a Craigslist ad in which someone used the victimís identity to post sexual content. The problem continued for years until an investigator identified an account Austin was using to post sexual content along with the victimís contact information.

The victim recognized Austin as someone she had worked with at a coffee shop. He had attempted to initiate a relationship but she had not been interested.

Investigators learned Austin used images of an adult porn star and the victimís contact information to post ads. He also used images of the victim and her contact information to place half a dozen ads on Craigslist.

On Austinís laptop, investigators found images of him having sex with a 17-year-old girl. Investigators also learned that Austin uploaded sexually explicit photos of a girl under 15 years old on Skype.

McAllister commended the Topeka Police Department, the FBI.


Charges:


18:2261A(2) Cyber stalking (SEALED INDICTMENT FILED 10/17/18)
(1)
18:2261A(2)(B) Cyber stalking (INFORMATION FILED 5/21/19)
(1s)
18:2251(a) Production child pornography (SEALED INDICTMENT FILED 10/17/18)
(2-4)
18:2252(a)(4)(B) Sexual exploitation/other abuse of children (INFORMATION FILED 5/21/19)
(2s)
18:2252(a)(2) Receive, distribute visual depiction involving sexual exploit of a minor (INFORMATION FILED 5/21/19)
(3s)

Outcome: 11/19/2019 34 MINUTE ENTRY for proceedings held before District Judge Holly L. Teeter: SENTENCING HEARING held on 11/19/2019 as to defendant Blake Adam Austin. (Court Reporter Sherry Harris) (md) (Entered: 11/19/2019)

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