A federal court judge has sentenced a 56-year-old Kansas man to 84 years in prison for traveling to the Philippines and having sex with minors. Anthony Shultz was charged with traveling to a foreign country to have sex with minors in July 2016. Two years later on July 2018, he pleaded guilty to three counts of producing child pornography, reports Kake. Shultz was a helicopter pilot from Lindsborg.
In a news release on Thursday, Assistant Attorney General Brian Benchkowki of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister of the District of Kansas said that Shultz recorded sexual encounters with two underage Filipino girls, ages 12 and 15. He then transported the video to his home in Kansas and tried to sell the videos online, reports KWCH.
Additionally, Anthony Shultz produced child pornography through Skype by telling a mother of an 8-year-old to expose the minor’s genitals on live-stream.
“This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice,” according to Project Safe Childhood. “Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and CEOS, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims.”