Kenneth Leslie Lauter Jr., 68, Kansas City, Kan., has been charged with one count of receiving child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.
The crimes are alleged to have occurred Nov. 1, 2011, in Wyandotte County, Kan.
If convicted, he faces a 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 charge of receiving child pornography, and a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the possession charge. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine Kenney is prosecuting.