Mo. Bondsman Convicted of Producing Child Porn

6 years 9 months 4 days ago Monday, February 13 2012 Feb 13, 2012 Monday, February 13, 2012 6:10:00 PM CST February 13, 2012 in News

SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A 70-year-old Kansas City bail bondsman has been found guilty in federal court of using a 12-year-old girl to produce child pornography at a southwest Missouri trailer.

 

U.S. Attorney Beth Phillips says Joseph Vanhorn was convicted Monday in Springfield after a bench trial. Vanhorn is the owner of Victory Bail Bonds in Kansas City. He faces a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison without parole and a fine of up to $250,000.


Prosecutors say he provided the girl with marijuana and alcohol on several occasions and then took sexually explicit photos of her from Aug. 1, 2009, to Dec. 10, 2009, at a trailer in Noel.
Investigators found images of child porn, including pictures of the girl, on Vanhorn's computer at his home in Kansas City.

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