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Kansas Sex Offender Sexually Exploited Minor, Indicted

A convicted sex offender who lives in Wichita was indicted today on federal charges of sexually exploiting a minor, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Bryan Anthony Hale, 35, Wichita, is charged with one count of producing child pornography, one count of committing a crime involving a minor while registered as a sex offender, one count of providing child pornography to a minor and one count of possessing child pornography. The crimes are alleged to have occurred during September and October 2020 in Sedgwick County, Kan.

Bryan Anthony Hale

In 2016, Hale was convicted in Sedgwick County District Court of a sex act involving a 6-year-old victim. He is registered on the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website at https://www.nsopw.gov/ .

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following potential penalties:

Producing child pornography: Not less than 15 years and not more than 30 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.

Crime involving a minor: Up to 10 years (consecutive).

Providing child pornography to a minor: Not less than five years and not more than 20 years and a fine up to $250,000.

Possession: Up to 20 years and a fine up to $250,000.

The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart is prosecuting.

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