Kansas Man Sentenced To 40 Years For Producing Child Porn

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An Ellis man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for producing child pornography involving an 8-year-old child, federal prosecutors announced Thursday.

Acting U.S. Attorney Duston Slinkard’s Office said in a news release that Clinton Wade McElroy, 49, pleaded guilty in May to one count of production of child pornography after an earlier conviction.

McElroy admitted that in May and June of last year he persuaded an 8-year-old to produce sexually explicit images and send them to him through an online game and various messaging platforms, according to court documents.