ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kansas https://www.ice.gov/ en Copyright 2020 Fri, 20 May 2022 18:11:49 -0400 Fri, 03/18/2022 - 15:23 ICE HSI, joint law enforcement partner investigation, results in conviction for final 2 defendants in prison-based drug trafficking ring https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-joint-law-enforcement-partner-investigation-results-conviction-final-2 Following the presentation of court documents and evidence at trial, a jury found Kevin Lewis, 58, and Travis Vontress, 45, guilty of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute heroin, conspiracy to distribute cocaine powder, maintaining drug involved premises, and unlawful use of a telephone in furtherance of drug trafficking. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-joint-law-enforcement-partner-investigation-results-conviction-final-2 Fri, 03/18/2022 - 15:23 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kansas Previously convicted Kansas sex offender pleads guilty to sexually exploiting children https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/previously-convicted-kansas-sex-offender-pleads-guilty-sexually-exploiting-children Daniel Ontiveros, 61, of Kansas City, Kansas, pleaded guilty Nov. 25 to one count of child sexual exploitation in Wyandotte County, Kansas. Ontiveros has a prior conviction for attempted possession of child pornography in February 2013 in Missouri. As a result of this conviction, he was placed on the state’s sex offender’s registry. He also has a conviction for enticing a child in April 2013. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/previously-convicted-kansas-sex-offender-pleads-guilty-sexually-exploiting-children Tue, 12/10/2019 - 15:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kansas Registered sex offender pleads guilty to child pornography charges in Kansas https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/registered-sex-offender-pleads-guilty-child-pornography-charges-kansas After his arrest in November 2018, a second search revealed Daniel Eric Merida, 35, El Dorado, Kansas, had used online storage to transport more child pornography, and he was in possession of more child pornography on his phone. Registered sex offender pleads guilty to child pornography charges in Kansas https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/registered-sex-offender-pleads-guilty-child-pornography-charges-kansas Fri, 08/30/2019 - 16:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kansas Florida man arrested in Kansas on charges of human trafficking, sexually exploiting a child https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/florida-man-arrested-kansas-charges-human-trafficking-sexually-exploiting-child Evan H. Vollerthum, 35, of Naples, Florida, was arrested Monday for aggravated human trafficking and attempted commercial sexual exploitation of a child. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/florida-man-arrested-kansas-charges-human-trafficking-sexually-exploiting-child Mon, 06/17/2019 - 10:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kansas Iraqi national sentenced in Kansas to 2 years in federal prison for visa fraud https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/iraqi-national-sentenced-kansas-2-years-federal-prison-visa-fraud Goran Sabah Ghafour, 35, who had been living in Lawrence, Kansas, pleaded guilty to one count of visa fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/iraqi-national-sentenced-kansas-2-years-federal-prison-visa-fraud Wed, 01/04/2017 - 09:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kansas Mexican woman sentenced in Kansas for possessing a firearm connected to a homicide https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/mexican-woman-sentenced-kansas-possessing-firearm-connected-homicide A Mexican woman was sentenced in federal court Monday to time served for unlawfully possessing a firearm connected to a Kansas homicide. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/mexican-woman-sentenced-kansas-possessing-firearm-connected-homicide Mon, 12/19/2016 - 08:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kansas Kansas man indicted for producing child pornography, felon illegally possessing a firearm https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kansas-man-indicted-producing-child-pornography-felon-illegally-possessing-firearm Michael N. Rodenbeek, 53, of Salina, Kansas, is charged with three counts of producing child pornography, one count of distributing child pornography, one count of possessing child pornography, and one count of unlawfully possessing a firearm following a felony conviction. The crimes are alleged to have occurred between June and September 2016, in the Kansas counties of Saline and Sedgwick. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kansas-man-indicted-producing-child-pornography-felon-illegally-possessing-firearm Tue, 10/18/2016 - 13:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kansas Mexican woman pleads guilty in Kansas to possessing weapon used in homicide https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/mexican-woman-pleads-guilty-kansas-possessing-weapon-used-homicide Azucena Garcia-Ferniza, 22, a citizen of Mexico, pleaded guilty to one count of possessing a firearm while unlawfully in the United States. In her plea, she admitted that on May 7, 2015, she unlawfully possessed a Glock model 30 .45-caliber pistol. Her visitor’s visa had expired in February 1998. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/mexican-woman-pleads-guilty-kansas-possessing-weapon-used-homicide Tue, 10/11/2016 - 10:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kansas Kansas man sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for attempting to organize massage parlor prostitution front https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kansas-man-sentenced-18-months-federal-prison-attempting-organize-massage-parlor In April, a federal jury convicted Kay Tee, 51, of Wichita, on one count of attempting to entice a person to cross state lines to engage in prostitution, one count of using a telephone in furtherance of prostitution, and one count of money laundering. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kansas-man-sentenced-18-months-federal-prison-attempting-organize-massage-parlor Mon, 07/18/2016 - 08:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kansas Kansas man pleads guilty to interstate sex trafficking https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kansas-man-pleads-guilty-interstate-sex-trafficking Sean P. Hall, 46, of Topeka, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy. In his plea, he admitted to conspiring with co-defendants to operate a Topeka-based prostitution business. At times, as many as 20 women were working as prostitutes for the organization. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kansas-man-pleads-guilty-interstate-sex-trafficking Mon, 06/20/2016 - 09:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kansas ICE arrests 31 in Kansas during month-long enforcement action https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-arrests-31-kansas-during-month-long-enforcement-action ERO officers based in Wichita arrested 31 individuals. Twenty-five of the 31 have been convicted of crimes in the United States including: battery, unlawful discharge of a firearm, sexual assault, aggravated assault, DUI, and robbery. The remaining six are agency enforcement priorities as recent border crossers. Ten of the 30 were previously deported from the United States and illegally re-entered. ICE arrests 331 in Midwest during monthlong enforcement action https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-arrests-31-kansas-during-month-long-enforcement-action Fri, 06/17/2016 - 11:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kansas 2 Kansas-area roofing business owners, employee indicted for labor trafficking https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/2-kansas-area-roofing-business-owners-employee-indicted-labor-trafficking This indictment alleges the two owners of Century Roofing knowingly employed illegal aliens, using coercion, extortion and threats to control workers and force them to pay kickbacks. Their goal was to maximize their profits by cutting Century Roofing’s overhead costs and giving the company an unfair competitive advantage. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/2-kansas-area-roofing-business-owners-employee-indicted-labor-trafficking Tue, 06/14/2016 - 13:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kansas Kansas man sentenced for distributing child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kansas-man-sentenced-distributing-child-pornography Zachary E. Krueger, 33, of Emporia, Kansas, was sentenced following his guilty plea to one count of distributing child pornography.  He admitted that he distributed child pornography via the internet using an encrypted peer-to-peer network.  https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kansas-man-sentenced-distributing-child-pornography Mon, 06/13/2016 - 12:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kansas Kansas man pleads guilty to producing, distributing child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kansas-man-pleads-guilty-producing-distributing-child-pornography Andrew Clint McDaniels, 30, of Hugoton, Kansas, pleaded guilty to one count of producing child pornography and one count of distributing child pornography. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kansas-man-pleads-guilty-producing-distributing-child-pornography Thu, 02/18/2016 - 08:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kansas Kansas restaurant manager sentenced to 6 months in federal prison for harboring illegal aliens https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kansas-restaurant-manager-sentenced-6-months-federal-prison-harboring-illegal-aliens Alex Sanchez, Jr., 36, who was the manager of El Mezcal Mexican Restaurant in Ottawa, Kansas, pleaded guilty to one count of harboring illegal aliens for commercial advantage. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kansas-restaurant-manager-sentenced-6-months-federal-prison-harboring-illegal-aliens Thu, 02/18/2016 - 08:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kansas Kansas man sentenced to 8 years in federal prison for distributing child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kansas-man-sentenced-8-years-federal-prison-distributing-child-pornography John Tyler Gariglietti, 32, of Pittsburg, Kansas, pleaded guilty to one count of distributing child pornography. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kansas-man-sentenced-8-years-federal-prison-distributing-child-pornography Thu, 02/18/2016 - 08:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kansas Mother pleads guilty to ID theft to flee US with her young daughters https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/mother-pleads-guilty-id-theft-flee-us-her-young-daughters Samantha C. Elmer, 33, of Lawrence, Kansas, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated identity theft. In her plea she admitted she forged her husband’s signature on a document giving her consent to take their two daughters to Europe. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/mother-pleads-guilty-id-theft-flee-us-her-young-daughters Tue, 02/02/2016 - 08:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kansas Kansas woman pleads guilty to sex trafficking a minor https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kansas-woman-pleads-guilty-sex-trafficking-minor Tiara Jade Newman, 22, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking. In her plea, she admitted that on March 21, 2015, she and her husband, co-defendant Reginald Newman, 29, took a 17-year-old girl from Topeka to Junction City, Kansas, for the purpose of prostitution. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kansas-woman-pleads-guilty-sex-trafficking-minor Tue, 02/02/2016 - 08:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kansas Kansas massage parlor owner sentenced on federal prostitution charge https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kansas-massage-parlor-owner-sentenced-federal-prostitution-charge Ping Liu, 44, of Wichita, Kansas, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted coercion and enticement to prostitution. Liu was also ordered to serve five years’ probation. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kansas-massage-parlor-owner-sentenced-federal-prostitution-charge Wed, 01/27/2016 - 11:45 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kansas Kansas mother faces federal charges for fleeing US with her 2 children https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kansas-mother-faces-federal-charges-fleeing-us-her-2-children Samantha Elmer, 33, of Lawrence, Kansas, was charged with one count of obstructing the lawful exercise of parental rights by fleeing the United States with her two children. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kansas-mother-faces-federal-charges-fleeing-us-her-2-children Wed, 12/09/2015 - 12:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kansas Kansas man pleads guilty to distributing child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kansas-man-pleads-guilty-distributing-child-pornography Daren Richard Coen, 69, from Elkhart, Kansas, pleaded guilty to two counts of distributing child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kansas-man-pleads-guilty-distributing-child-pornography Mon, 12/07/2015 - 16:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kansas Kansas man sentenced to 6½ years in federal prison for possessing 16,000 images of child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kansas-man-sentenced-6-12-years-federal-prison-possessing-16000-images-child James E. McGary, 43, of Garden City, Kansas, previously pleaded guilty to one count of possessing child pornography. In his plea, he admitted that in October 2012 his computer was identified by law enforcement as sharing child pornography on a file-sharing network. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kansas-man-sentenced-6-12-years-federal-prison-possessing-16000-images-child Mon, 11/30/2015 - 11:15 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kansas Kansas man sentenced to 150 months for distributing child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kansas-man-sentenced-150-months-distributing-child-pornography Tucker J. Newman, 48, of Topeka, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of distributing child pornography. In his plea he admitted he sent child pornography to an undercover investigator in California. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kansas-man-sentenced-150-months-distributing-child-pornography Wed, 11/18/2015 - 15:30 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kansas Kansas massage parlor owner pleads guilty to recruiting woman for prostitution https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kansas-massage-parlor-owner-pleads-guilty-recruiting-woman-prostitution Ping Liu, 43, of Wichita, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted coercion and enticement to prostitution. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kansas-massage-parlor-owner-pleads-guilty-recruiting-woman-prostitution Thu, 11/12/2015 - 13:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kansas Kansas sex offender sentenced to 20 years for distributing child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kansas-sex-offender-sentenced-20-years-distributing-child-pornography Mark A. Wireman, 44, from Lakin, Kansas, had previously pleaded guilty in July to five federal counts of distributing child pornography. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kansas-sex-offender-sentenced-20-years-distributing-child-pornography Mon, 11/09/2015 - 10:00 ICE Headline News Feed by State - Kansas