KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A local man was sentenced on Tuesday to 15 years in federal prison for distributing child pornography. The sentence resulted from an investigation conducted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
Nathan E. Boyce, 42, of Salina, Kan., was sentenced Nov. 2 in the District of Kansas after pleading guilty to one count of distributing child pornography. In his plea, Boyce admitted to posting images of child pornography on the Internet and offering to trade images with other child pornographers.
The investigation into Boyce began when ICE HSI agents in Los Angeles targeted a website where users were posting and trading child pornography in an Internet chat room. ICE HSI agents followed an electronic trail left by a user who called himself "pervypedostrokin" to Boyce's residence in Salina.
On March 11, ICE HSI agents executed a federal search warrant at Boyce's home. During the search they seized computers containing more than 50 movie files depicting children as young as three years of age engaged in sexual intercourse, child bondage, child bestiality, oral sex, anal sex and masturbation.
This investigation was part of Operation Predator, a nationwide ICE initiative to protect children from sexual predators, including those who travel overseas for sex with minors, Internet child pornographers, criminal alien sex offenders, and child sex traffickers.
ICE encourages the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity through its toll-free hotline at 1-866-DHS-2ICE. This hotline is staffed around the clock by investigators.
Suspected child sexual exploitation or missing children may be reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, an Operation Predator partner, at 1-800-843-5678 or http://www.cybertipline.com.
For more information, visit www.ice.gov.