A Dodge City man is charged with one count of distributing child pornography and one count of attempting to send obscene material to a minor. Federal prosecutors announced the indictment against Kenneth Wilhelm, 49, today. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Sept. 9, 2009, in Ford County.
The indictment alleges Wilhelm sent nude photos of himself as well as child pornography to an undercover investigator posing as a 13-year-old girl named Ashley.
If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of not less than five years and not more than 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the distribution charge and a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of attempting to send obscene material to a minor.