Feb 14, 2020 1:47 PM

Sex offender living in Great Bend sentenced for receiving child porn

Posted Feb 14, 2020 1:47 PM
Wayne Wasson -photo KBI offender registry
Wayne Wasson -photo KBI offender registry

WICHITA, KAN– A registered sex offender living in western Kansas was sentenced Thursday to 292 months in federal prison on child pornography charges, according to U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister.

A federal jury convicted Wayne Benjamin Wasson, 60, Great Bend, Kan., on four counts of uploading child pornography to the internet and one count of possessing child pornography.

During trial, a prosecutor presented evidence that Yahoo and Google detected child pornography originating from Wasson's residence. The digital trail led investigators to Wasson, who admitted he had received child pornography via Skype and had operated a number of other accounts. Investigators found child pornography within the accounts and on Wasson's devices.

Wasson registered as a sex offender in 2007 following a conviction for possession of child pornography.

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 Kansas man did not get far after bank robbery
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WICHITA, KAN. – A Wichita man pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to robbing a bank, according to U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister.

Timothy B. Riggans, 57, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty to committing a robbery July 30, 2018, at Emprise Bank, 257 N. Broadway in Wichita. Riggans approached a teller and demanded money. A security guard apprehended him outside the bank with the stolen money.

Sentencing is set for May 11. He could face a penalty of up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.