Former Kansas School Teacher Indicted on Federal Charges, Soliciting Children

TOPEKA, KANSAS- A resident of Topeka, Kansas, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas on federal child pornography charges, Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian Rabbitt of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division announced today.

Jeffrey Pierce, 40

The three-count indictment charged Jeffrey Pierce with producing and possessing child pornography.  Pierce is alleged to have solicited sexually explicit images and videos from minor victims.

Pierce, a 40-year-old, former High School teacher, is currently in federal custody and is charged in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas with two counts of producing child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography.

Pierce used the following user/vanity names when contacting his victims through Instagram, Snapchat, KiK, and Grinder:

Instagram : addie8651, addiestrode111, Addie Strode, Kennedy Addison Strode

Snapchat : jp131780 (Addilyn), Jordan_reh (Kennedy), Kennedy Lacrone, Jordy Rey Rey, jacy townsend

KiK: jordyreyrey (Addie Strode) (Kennedy)

Grinder: Discreet

If you have reason to believe you or your child may be a victim, please email TopekaVAP@fbi.gov. Your response is voluntary but would be useful in the federal investigation and to identify you as a potential victim. Based on the response provided, you may be contacted by the FBI and asked to provide additional information.

This case is brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse, launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice.  Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and CEOS, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc.

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