Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Man sentenced to 69 months in prison in child pornography case

A Johnson County man who set up a nude photo shoot with a 14-year-old girl has been sentenced to 69 months in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Kristopher Hausback, 30, Spring Hill, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography. In his plea, Hausback admitted he advertized on Model Mayhem, where aspiring models meet photographers. He mostly solicited friends and relatives to pose as models.

On Aug. 8, 2011, Leawood police officers were called to the Aloft hotel to take a report of a theft. Hausback told them his camera had been stolen. Investigation revealed Hausback had taken nude photographs of  a 14-year-old girl who came to the hotel for a “photo shoot.”

She had sent her brother a text telling him the name of the hotel and room number. Her stepfather went to the hotel and confronted Hausback. The two scuffled and the stepfather took the camera.

An examination of Hausback’s camera and computer revealed photos he took of another girl who was 16, as well as photos he possessed of minor girls engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Grissom commended the Leawood Police Department and Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Martin for their work on the case.